I would love to reproduce the Amnesty's entire text on the matter but I know it makes scrolling the blog even more combersome. But really a thinking person must read it.
PLEASE READ THIS MATERIAL just as the Center for Constituional Rights case comes to court. This is simply the most historic act since NUREMBERG. Bush, Cheney, and CONGRESS itself are going to be ON TRIAL for war crimes. Make no mistake about it, that is what is happening. And I think this make make the news about the NIE more understandable no matter what commentators (liberals!) say about it.
Try to get involved and support the Centre for Constitutional Right.
Stay aware and up to date on the MOST IMPORTANT LAW CASE in your lifetime, as it will determine just how far PRESIDENTIAL POWER can go and the legality of the Military Commissions Act.
Though Amnesty wrote President Bush in September 2001 and urged him to be cognizant of human rights considerations after 9/11 attacks, this is what has happened since then:
Human rights violations have included:
- Secret detention
- Enforced disappearance
- Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
- Outrages upon personal dignity, including humiliating treatment
- Denial and restriction of habeas corpus
- Indefinite detention without charge or trial
- Prolonged incommunicado detention
- Arbitrary detention
- Unfair trial procedures