October 28, 2004

Seeking Accountability

Four Brits released from Guantanamo Bay are suing the US government:
"The four former detainees are seeking damages but primarily want Rumsfeld and other defendants to be held accountable for their actions, said Eric Lewis, the lead lawyer in the case.

'This is a case about preserving an American ideal - the rule of law,' Lewis said at a news conference.

'It is un-American to torture people. It is un-American to hold people indefinitely without access to counsel, courts or family. It is un-American to flout international treaty obligations.' "

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