Summary: From the Letters to the Editor section of Notices of AMS (October/05)
As expressed in the UN charter (http://www.hrweb.org/legal/undocs.html),
torturing and detaining people indefinitely without due process is a serious
crime against humanity. We call on all governments (especially our own): to
stop these ugly practices, to prosecute individuals who are involved in such
practices, and to ask Courts to bring these individuals to justice, whether
they are involved directly or by giving orders and setting policies.
By now an overwhelming amount of evidence (news, pictures, testimo-
nials, admissions, Amnesty International and UN reports, and even FBI
reports) make it clear that this kind of shameful inhuman practices have
been taking place. This distresses us greatly and moves us to speak out.
Selman Akbulut, Paul Gauthier, Mary Gray
(the Chair and two members of AMS Human Rights Committee*)
(*) This is not an official position of AMS HRC. In fact, some of the other
members of HRC feel that this issue is not within our mandate.