Of all the abuses committed by the United States in the “War on Terror,” the use of waterboarding as an “enhanced interrogation technique” has generated by far the most controversy. This practice, whereby terror suspects are strapped to a plank, tilted so that their heads are lower than their feet, and subjected to mock drowning, has rightly been condemned — even by President Obama — as torture. As water is sloshed onto a wet cloth placed over the mouth and nose, the body convulses, moving into an achingly-painful panic reaction exactly as if it were drowning.
The UK Government has always publically distanced itself from such extreme methods, with ministers going on record to label waterboarding as torture. However, court documents filed recently on behalf of Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani businessman captured in Iraq in February 2004 and detained without trial for over ten years, show that the UK was deeply implicated in the abuse he suffered.
By: Jeff Bachman
On November 24, two weeks before the Senate Intelligence Committee released its “torture report,” Reprieve, a UK-based human rights NGO, published the results of its latest investigation into President Obama’s drone strike program. While Obama was preparing for the inevitable release of the Senate’s report which provided the most extensive insight yet into the CIA’s use of torture during the Bush administration, Reprieve provided insights of its own into the Obama administration’s equally disturbing targeted drone assassination program.
Sign & share this petition asking President Barack Obama to speak up for #Rohingya when visiting Burma this November
Pls sign & share this petition asking President Barack Obama to speak up for #Rohingya when visiting Burma this November. http://wh.gov/lhW2j —- We need 90,000 people to sign this petition.
Let the President build on his own example when in his 2012 visit to Burma, he powerfully stated: “Rohingyas… hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do” This policy is in spirit with the Congressional resolution 418, which you helped passed, calling for restoration of Rohingya citizenship.
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