Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Guantanimo, France

It seems Paris has special dispensation to mistreat prisoners.

That of course, would explain French criticism of the US base at Guantanimo Bay, Cuba, home to the misunderstood Al Qaeda boys.

France's treatment of freed detainees raises concerns

PARIS - When four Frenchmen returned home after more than two years in the Guantanamo netherworld, they expected some questions, followed by freedom and an apology.

Instead, they've been locked up for six weeks and are facing charges that their attorneys say mirror the vague legal world of detainees in the U.S. military detention facility in Cuba.

French officials' response to the detainees' return has been far more forceful than those of other European countries, and it has human rights advocates fearing the fight against terror could erode of civil liberties..

"For all the talk of discord between the United States and France in recent years, in this way our nations are very much alike. These cases, they are a good example."

They actually expected an apology.

Read it all here.

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