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War on Terror Factsheet. January 2008

War on Terror Factsheet. January 2008

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Produced by the Youth and Student OfficeAmnesty International, 48 Fleet St, Dublin 201 677 6361youth@amnesty.iewww.amnesty.ie
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Universal declaration of Human Rights: Article # 5
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Universal declaration of Human Rights: Article # 5
 
AIs Human Rights Demands in the “Waron Terror”
1) Stop torture and other cruel, inhuman or degradingtreatment!2) Close Guantánamo Bay!3) Stop secret and incommunicado detention, and“disappearance”!4) End the practice of "rendition"!5) Diplomatic assurances should not be relied upon!6) Prevent the use of information obtained undertorture!
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ndependentCommission of Inquiry to investigate the actions of allrelevant US agencies in the “World on Terror”8) The US Attorney General should appoint anindependent Special Counsel to carry out a criminalinvestigation into the conduct of any official againstwhom there is evidence of involvement in crimes inthe “war on terror".9) All places of detention should be open tointernational and independent scrutiny.
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10) The US authorities should prosecute anyindividual against whom there is evidence of havingcommitted, ordered or authorized torture
11) All states should investigate and prosecute allegedperpetrators of torture
 
 
Produced by the Youth and Student OfficeAmnesty International, 48 Fleet St, Dublin 201 677 6361youth@amnesty.iewww.amnesty.ie
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TORTURE
means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, isintentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or aconfession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, orintimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when suchpain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official orother person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in orincidental to lawful sanctions.”UN Convention against Torture

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