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Friday, December 26, 2014

My Pink Floyd hit tragedy

The revelations about the Americans’ torture of terror suspects have rightly caused outrage across the world. The U.S. government has owned up to the shadow of institutionalised brutality that has hung over ‘The Land Of The Free’ since the inception of the War On Terror after 9/11.The sense of disquiet should extend to the political establishment in Britain, given the mounting evidence that our own intelligence and security agencies may have colluded with the CIA in rendition, torture and a disregard for international human rights law including the Geneva Conventions. Nothing illustrates our own national disgrace more graphically than the case of Shaker Aamer, a 46-year-old family man from London, who has now been held for almost 13 years in the notorious detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, having been seized by the U.S. military in Afghanistan in November 2001. Shaker Aamer has been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility since 2002 Shaker Aamer has been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility since 2002 During Mr Aamer’s long spell of incarceration, he has never been put on trial or even had any charges levelled against him. He has been subjected to systematic torture, humiliation and degradation, deprived not just of his liberty, but of all rights normally afforded to those in custody yet to be proven guilty of any crime. The time has surely come for a judge-led inquiry to find out the true extent of Britain’s role in the barbaric treatment of Mr Aamer. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2884488/My-Pink-Floyd-hit-tragedy-ROGER-WATERS.html

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