Sunday, 30 September 2007

New Amnesty International Campaign



Amnesty International have launched a new campaign against human rights abuses in the so-called war on terror.

They say:

Amnesty International deplores acts of terrorism and acknowledges the right of governments to protect their citizens when they face such hostile challenges and threats. We all value our safety and that of our loved ones after all.
but:
For too long the 'war on terror' has been used to justify acts of torture, 'rendition', discrimination and unlawful detention. Amnesty acknowledges that the perpetrators of terrorism must be brought to justice but believes this should be achieved without eroding the very values we are fighting to defend.
Amnesty are asking anyone who cares about human rights to 'unsubscribe' from the tacit permission that we give our governments to behave in ways of which we disapprove. Get more information at the Amnesty website

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