Thursday, February 16, 2006

Human Rights Watch World Report 2006


Wednesday, February 15, 2006 -

In the introduction to the recently released 532-page Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 (available in book form from Seven Stories Press), executive director Kenneth Roth writes: "The U.S. government's use and defense of torture and inhumane treatment [of prisoners] played the largest role in undermining Washington's ability to promote human rights. ... Any discussion of detainee abuse in 2005 must begin with the United States, not because it is the worst violator but because it is the most influential. ... The widely publicized abuse at Abu Ghraib paralleled similar if not worse abuse in Afghanistan, in Guantánamo, elsewhere in Iraq, and in the chain of secret detention facilities where the U.S. government holds its 'high-value' detainees."
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