The largest prisoner uprising yet.


From the Times Online

THE largest prisoner uprising yet at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre was reported by the US military yesterday as the UN watchdog on torture called for the camp to be shut down.

The revolt took place when ten terror suspects clashed with ten guards trying to prevent a detainee from hanging himself in a communal living space in a medium security section of the camp on Thursday.

The camp commander, Rear Admiral Harry Harris, said that the prisoner was only pretending to hang himself to lure the guards into the room. “The detainees had slickened the floor of their block with faeces, urine and soapy water in an attempt to trick the guards,” he said.

Yet whats a poor world’s superpower to do?

The UN Committee Against Torture called on the US to close Guantanamo and any secret prisons it operates abroad. It declared the indefinite detention of suspects without charge to be a violation of the UN Convention Against Torture.

Yet, perhaps there is a better way.

The criticism has put the US on the defensive over its human rights record. This month Washington did not seek a seat on the new UN human rights council. . . .

Yet in spite of all the safety places like Gitmo bring america:

The United States Friday reaffirmed its desire to close its detention site for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, once legal questions about the detainees’ status are resolved.

Officials are reiterating the Bush administration’s wish to eventually close the controversial detention facility.

*yet   adv
1.    so far, or up to now   (often used with a negative or interrogative)
2.    now, as opposed to later   (often used with a    negative)
3.    even or still   (often used with a comparative)
4.    used to indicate that it is still possible that something will happen despite everything
5.    used with superlatives to indicate that something is, for example, the best, worst, or most impressive up to now   (often used after a superlative)
6.    used to indicate that something will go on happening for a specified time
7.    used to indicate that somebody has not done something up to now

from: Encarta® World English Dictionary

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