Sunday, October 22, 2006

P-21 Red Cross speaks out against Bushs US Terror Law

'06 Oct 22 Red Cross lambasts US terror law The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over a newly-approved US anti-terrorism law.

ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger said the law raised "questions" about its compliance with the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war...... He said some points had been omitted, such as the right to a fair trial and the ban on humiliating and degrading treatment of prisoners.

President Bush signed the law on Tuesday, saying it would save US lives...... The Military Commissions Act of 2006 sets standards for the interrogation and prosecution of foreign terror suspects held by the US..... The law aims to enshrine defendants' human rights, but still restricts their right to challenge their detention......


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