Friday, April 6, 2007

Gitmo Gulag: AI says "cruel and inhumane" conditions worsening

Amnesty: Guantanamo 'deteriorating' April 5, 2007

Conditions for detainees at the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay are deteriorating, a report by Amnesty International says.

The rights group says some detainees at the camp are close to mental and physical breakdown.Amnesty says about 165 detainees – a third of those at the jail - are now being held at the new Camp Six facility. "

Amnesty International believes that conditions in Camp Six, as shown in photographs or described by detainees and their attorneys, contravene international standards for humane treatment," the report says.

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See the amnesty international report here; "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cruel and Inhuman: Conditions of isolation for detainees at Guantánamo Bay"