Tag: shame

‘Shame for humanity’: Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Last month, China passed a law to 'Sinicize' Islam and make it 'compatible with socialism' [Wang HE/Getty Images]…Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the US-based Human Rights Watch group, praised Turkey’s move on Twitter.

“This is a big deal: [Turkey is] The first Muslim-majority country to criticise China so directly for its horrendous treatment of Uighur Muslims, and one of the most powerful Muslim-majority countries at that,” he tweeted on Sunday….more: more: ALJAZEERAH

The Guardian view on the US torture report: America’s shame and disgrace

Torturing detainees after 9/11 was wrong in principle, ineffective in practice, and has damaged the credibility of democracy, the rule of law and the USA
 Senator Dianne Feinstein, who said the CIA's interrogation programmes were 'morally and legally misgPresident Ronald Reagan signed the United Nations convention against torture in 1988 and the United States ratified it six years later in 1994. Seven years after that, in 2001, the US nevertheless started to use torture on a systematic basis. That use continued for several years. In 2009 the practice was banned by President Obama. On Tuesday, the full story of America’s shame and disgrace was at last laid bare. more  :theguardian