Monday, 28 May 2012

Amnesty International Lambasts US for Human Rights Violations

In its 2012 annual report published on Wednesday, the rights group called US drone attacks in Yemen “extrajudicial executions,” Amnesty International’s website said.

Amnesty also censured US President Barack Obama’s failure to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and criticized conditions in US prisons.

The report said that at the end of 2011, almost two years after Obama’s deadline to close the detention center, “171 men were still held at the base, including four who had been convicted by military commission.”

In addition, Amnesty criticized Washington for its “use of lethal force” for the “unlawful” killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2012.]

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