Saturday, May 3, 2008

NGO Produces Waterboarding Video

Amnesty International has taken yet another step to denounce the use of waterboarding by the US government. The organization has produced a video describing a waterboarding session that will be aired as a preview in theaters throughout Britain.

The video can be viewed on the Unsubscribe Web site. Almost 32,000 people have already joined the project, which is intended to denounce human rights abuses in the "war on terror." According to Amnesty, more than 400,000 people have already watched the video online.
US President George W. Bush has said that waterboarding is an acceptable "enhanced interrogation technique." Presidential candidate McCain has denounced the technique as "an exquisite torture."
Many legal experts and some American military personnel have criticized the US administration for its reinterpretation of the Geneva conventions."This constitutes torture. We don't need to gloss it up. We don't need to call it an enhanced interrogation technique. It is torture, it should be illegal, it should never be used," argues Sara McNeice of Amnesty. Read full story

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