Saturday, January 12, 2008

Guantanamo: another year of silence

For the past six years, the US government has been detaining, abusing, and torturing suspected terrorists at its gulag at Guantanamo Bay in gross violation of international law and basic standards of human rights. The New Zealand government likes to hold itself up as a strong voice for both, so what have we said about this crime?

Still nothing. In fact, according to Prime Minister Helen Clark, the issue is not on her agenda.

The policy of shameful, sycophantic silence continues...