Thursday, January 25, 2007

Defend Human Rights: Close Guantánamo

Amnesty International has kicked off a campaign to convince the United States to close Guantánamo.

Imagine being held at the U.S. detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Never fairly charged with a crime. No lawyer of your choice. No fair trial. Abused and possibly tortured. At Guantánamo, the authorities can do anything they want to you, accuse you of anything, hold you as long as they want, and secretly send you wherever they want – and you have no right to ask for help. Frightening? Yes. Wrong? Definitely.