Friday, January 14, 2005

CBS News | Human Rights Watchdog Slams U.S. | January 13, 2005�14:00:07

CBS News | Human Rights Watchdog Slams U.S. | January 13, 2005�14:00:07: "The torture of detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and the treatment of those held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dealt a blow to the United States' credibility as the world's leader on human rights and the fight against terrorism, a human rights group said Thursday.

"When most governments breach international human rights and humanitarian law, they commit a violation," New York-based Human Rights Watch said in its annual report of human rights developments in 60 countries.

"When a government as dominant and influential as the United States openly defies that law and seeks to justify its defiance, it also undermines the law itself and invites others to do the same."
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