Khorafi slams Guantanamo detentions; Qaeda trained Saudi militants
KUWAIT CITY : National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Khorafi Tuesday slammed the United States for holding 12 Kuwaitis in Camp "X-ray" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He said their continuous detention without trial is against all values of human rights.
"The US should take a clear position regarding the prisoners in Guantanamo," said Al-Khorafi. He added the prisoners should either go to trial or be released if they were innocent.
|"Yeah. Shoulda just shot 'em when they were collected... No, wait. Would that have been worse?" |
Al-Khorafi also said keeping the prisoners without taking a clear decision on them was against human rights. "The Parliament was studying the possibility of inviting other parliaments in countries, which have prisoners in Guantanamo, for a meeting to exchange views on the issue," said Al-Khorafi.
|Or be interned until the WOT's over... |
He added the meeting is aimed at adopting a "group view" in the way these states demand the legal, international and human rights of the prisoners in Guantanamo. "We are against terrorism and any kind of aggression against others, but this does not mean we should accept the US continuous detention of those prisoners without taking them to trial," he added. Al-Khorafi called on the US to end this "tragedy" through legal procedures to put the prisoners on trial or to release them if there were no charges against them. Earlier reports indicated eight of the twelve Kuwaitis held at the camp will be released through an agreement between Kuwait and the US.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-07-31