Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Children of Gitmo
Abdul Salam Ghetan
The UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas released today a study of the Guantanamo files recently made public by Wikileaks. The report can be found here:
In a nutshell, the report finds that military documents now in the public domain acknowledge that fifteen children were imprisoned, at some time or another, at Guantánamo. This is three more than the twelve the State Department acknowledged to the public after our earlier report on the subject, and seven more than the eight the State Department reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
In short, military documents recently wikileaked indicate that the number of children that have been imprisoned at Guantanamo is one-and-a-quarter times what the State Department has admitted to the public and almost twice as many as it reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
For the Documents - The Wikileaked Testimonies here
"Journey of Death" Rendition Logs here and other Reports here
Sent to those concerned and following the abuses of Gitmo prisoners
With best wishes,
Almerindo E. Ojeda, Director
Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas
University of California at Davis
http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu or GO here
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See the following for an upbeat in your day:
"Music of a Nation as a Weapon of Peace"
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June 6, 1949
George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four,
was published. It described a world in which totalitarian government controls the behavior of all, including the way one thinks. This was summed up in the government’s slogans: War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength.
For a exceptional documentary in every way which demonstrates an even rarer
non-violent and finally utterly successful ousting of the Soviet totalitarian occupation of Estonia, see the following:
I can't find the words and emotions to express the exhilaration I had watching such a film ...
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