Sunday, January 07, 2007

Labour's Guantanamo Shame

The most shocking thing about this article in today's Indy is not how the US torture inmates at Guantanamo Bay, but that the British Government actively collaborated in sending British residents there.

Even worse despite both Governments now effectively accepting that they have made a mistake they are still rotting in Cuba. Why because the British Government is refusing to take responsibility for its own actions. The Foreign Office may be correct that they have no legal responsibility to help these men because, unlike their families they don't hold British passports. But, when you have actively colluded in the illegal imprisonment and torture of innocent men for five years one might conclude that you have a moral duty to at least let them come home and see their families.

For those of you similarly outraged there will be an Amnesty demo in a city near you on Thursday marking five years of Guantanamo.


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