Monday, May 03, 2004
The Geneva Convention is written in plain language
I've had a pointer to the Geneva Convention on Treatment of Prisoners of War on this page (look down and to your right . . . ) since the inception of this blog. The Abu Ghraib prison outrages are clear violations. Article 3 says,
. . . the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:And now they're putting Major-General Geoffery Miller, the Guantanamo guy, in charge of Abu Ghraib, as if that's going to fix the problem?
(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) Taking of hostages;
(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;
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