Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Defending western values

I listeneed to an alarming interview on radio 4 this morning with british defence lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith who is involved in helping to defend some of the Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Aparantly another batch of detainees have been charged, including a british refugee who has been charged with 'conspiracy to commit war crimes'.

The US Government:

Kidnapped a british resident, incarcerated them without charge, plans to put them on trail before a military tribunal of judges handpicked by the US government, is allowing evidence gained after torture, will not allow the accused or his lawyers even see all the evidence aginst him, and will then only allow appeal to another appointed tribunal.

If any country other than the US was doing this wouldn't our Government be going up the wall?

And this is apparantly all in the name of 'defending western freedoms and values'.

It is an utter disgrace. Blair, Straw and the lot of them should be hanging their heads in shame.

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