USA: Still failing human rights in the name of global

Report
January 20, 2010

USA: Still failing human rights in the name of global

27 For example, when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested in Pakistan in March 2003, he was not brought to trial in US federal court (where he had previously been indicted), but instead put into secret CIA detention for the next three and a half years. Three days after his arrest, Attorney General John Ashcroft said that “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s capture is first and foremost an intelligence opportunity”. That same month, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was subjected at least 183 times to the torture technique known as “waterboarding”, according to documents now in the public realm.

28 See, USA: Five more Guantánamo detainees to be tried in federal court, 15 November 2009, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/116/2009/en.

32 See Presidential Memorandum regarding 12/25/2009 attempted terrorist attack, 7 January 2010, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-regarding-12252009-attempted-terrorist-attack.