UN urges US to close Guantanamo

It calls on the US to either put the inmates on trial or release them and close down the centre. The investigators also call for the prosecution of US officials who may have been involved in torture. The UN's most senior human rights official was also scathing about alleged CIA detention centres and the practice of extraordinary rendition. They were, she insisted, a complete repudiation of the law. And she was highly critical of Britain and other countries who have sought to reach agreements which would allow them to deport radical Muslim clerics and other Islamic extremists to nations with unsavoury human rights records. She said she was highly sceptical such agreements could ever ensure returnees would not be tortured.

2006-02-16

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