The British government stands accused of an attempt to manipulate the draft judgment in a landmark legal case concerning secrecy in the complicity of the UK and the US in the torture of Binyam Mohamed at Guantánamo Bay.
Amnesty International has marked US President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office by alalysing his record on security and urging him to fulfill his promise to close Guantánamo Bay and to do more to stamp out torture.
Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland to help the United States in their stated aim of closing Guantanámo Bay by accepting prisoners who have been cleared for release. This would be following the lead of the Republic of Ireland, where the Taoiseach has told CNN in the United States that Ireland would take, 'a proportionate amount, a small number' of freed prisoners.
Amnesty International has today accused European governments of complicity and inaction over US-led rendition and secret detention, as it published a new report on European renditions and a 'Six-point Plan' for their prevention.
Human rights groups and critics of extra-legal detention and the 'war on terror' have expressed deep concern about the proposed trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees on charges related to the 9/11 attacks in the USA.
Torture, including torture by Americans, has a long history, says Martin E. Marty: Who could have predicted that this would be a live topic here in the twenty-first century? Only by learning the past do we change the future.