Saturday, January 07, 2006

Torture Flights. More evidence

Amnesty have today published details concerning the torture flights.

The American Civil Liberties Union are charging Secretary for Defense Donald Rumsfeld with legal responsibilty for the torture and abuse of detainees in US military custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I mentioned My Lai in a previous post. Well I have only just learned of the death of one of the men who stopped the slaughter of civilians. The BBC covers this story.

In case any bloggers or any other visitors to Dens Den have not learned about the Taskent Telegrams see Blairwatch.
Visit Craig Murray's site too. He has a link there to a web site covering the reaction of bloggers to the Tashkent Telegrams.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Guantanamo should shut. Report from Reuters.

That sounds like good news.

BUT, according to Truthout the detainees are going to be transferred to a purpose built prison in Afghanistan. The site of Pol-E Charki has been chosen. There is a prison there already and it has been recently refurbished with European money.

Kate Adie's BBC programme 'From Our Own Correspondent' has an item on the tortures in Uzbekistan. You can listen again. It's the second item in the programme. You will need the BBC Radio Player.

There are to be more protests in Edinburgh. This time it will be the US Consulate that will be the focus for protestors Check out Indymedia Scotland for more detail.


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