Saturday, March 10, 2007

US criticize prison treatment in Lebanon

Coincidence or not, but hardly two weeks after the Lebanese action group Solida made noise about the security chiefs still in prison for their alleged part in the killing of Rafiq Hariri, the US State Department released its annual report on human rights. The report takes also aim at the detention of the 4 heads of the Lebanese security apparatus who, according to the report, are being kept in prison without a formal complaint.

If keeping 4 high flight-risk suspects in prison who were directly responsible for failing to protect Hariri is already against human rights, you can only wonder what the US would say about oh, um, let’s say Guantanamo Bay…A typical case of kettle, pot, black