Friday, March 18, 2011

U.S. Termed Country of Poorest Human Rights Record (KCNA)

U.S. Termed Country of Poorest Human Rights Record

Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- International law and regulations on human rights stipulate that even those who are in prison or in custody shall be granted the right to be treated as human being and all countries in the world shall be obliged to ensure their rights.

Article 7 of the international convention on civil and political rights also says that no one shall be subject to torture and brutal, inhuman and shameful treatment and punishment.

The U.S., however, has treated detainees in an inhuman way defying the spirit and call of international law.

The German newspaper Berliner Zeitung on Mar. 4 disclosed the living-body test in the Guantanamo prison, quoting a Turkish-German who was released shortly ago after four years in prison.

According to him, U.S. soldiers forcibly injected drugs not only in him but other prisoners.

They often administered unknown medicines to detainees or injected drugs more than 5 times as much as control amount and checked the aftereffect.

The prisoners showed difficulty in breathing and other symptoms.

These were hideous human rights abuses. There are other examples.

They bound detainees hand and foot and forced them to stand for over 24 hours in such an uncomfortable position, thereby making them to relieve themselves in a stand posture.

They put out their cigars on the ears of detainees and fed them through dirty hoses which were put into their throats. Food sometimes went into windpipes, leading them to death.

U.S. soldiers did not hesitate to commit sexual torture strictly forbidden by international law.

They even let women soldiers tonsure the hair and beards of the detainees in a bid to humble them.

U.S. soldiers threw away the Koran book in the toilet stool and danced around the Muslim detainees to jeer them when they were at their prayers.

U.S. women interrogators even put dirty blood on the faces of Moslem detainees.

All kinds of inhuman tortures practiced by U.S. forces in Guantanamo are beyond human imagination.

A Somali who had been detained in Guantanamo prison for 8 years told reporters that the prison was a hell on the earth. Some prisoners became blind and lost their hands and feet and became mentally deranged in the end, according to AFP on Sept. 21, 2009.

It is just tip of iceberg of the human rights abuses being committed by the U.S. in the world.

A point here is that the U.S. administration approves and fosters those bestial practices.