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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:25 PM

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Lawyers Write To U.N. Asking For Torture Investigation

"Lawyers for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) revealed yesterday, the U.N.’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, that they had written to the U.N. special rapporteur on torture asking the world body to investigate KSM’s alleged torture at Guantanamo Bay. Agence-France Presse reports:"

“After subjecting Mr. Mohammed to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment following his capture on March 1, 2003 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, the US government has silenced him,” reads the letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. [...]

“The US government seeks to close this painful and dark chapter in our Nation’s history by killing Mr. Mohammed after a show trial,” it claims.

Army Capt. Jason Wright, one of Mohammad’s lawyers, said: “No human being should be tortured. In the period since 9/11, the US has misplaced its moral compass. Through accountability, we can hopefully find our way again, and pursue a path of rediscovery and redemption.”



ACLU's Torture Database - New collection point for documents relating to the war crimes committed by the U.S. government in the "war on terror".

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:31 PM

1. And I support that

 

Plenty of evidence that it happened.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:33 PM

2. The CIA confessed to torturing him. As did both Bush and Cheney.

All admitted war criminals.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:45 PM

3. Yup, but we're not subject to the IC

 

And the Geneva convention only applies to others.

Grrrrr.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. Even our own laws only apply to certain people.



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