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AI: US: Single Day, Double Standards

March 7, 2007

Amnesty International highlights the fact that on 6 March 2007 the US Department of State released its annual report on human rights in other countries, reporting on a range of human rights violations committed in countries around the world, including torture, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, secret detention and unfair trials, while on the same day the Department of Defense announced the start of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals for 14 detainees transferred from secret CIA custody to the US naval base in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba.

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