Amnesty International actions
There are a couple of online actions Amnesty International is recommending that I strongly back.
Urge President Bush to Uphold the Fundamental Constitutional and Human Rights of Padilla and Hamdi
Two US citizens, Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, have been held incommunicado in military custody without charge or trial in the USA. Having been designated as "enemy combatants" by President Bush, Padilla has been held since June 2002 and Hamdi has been held since January 2002.
Call for Independent Investigations into Torture Allegations in Iraq
Recent allegations of torture and ill-treatment by Coalition Forces in Iraqi prisons echo the frequent reports received by Amnesty International during the past year. Urge President Bush to support a thorough, independent and public investigation to hold accountable all who have committed acts of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and also those who have contributed to a command culture that condones such abuses.
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