|U.S. prisoners in Guantánamo|
|Inhuman treatment of prisoners in Guantánamo|
Juliette de Rivero from the
Geneva department of the “Human Rights Watch” organization, considered the process of identifying these violations as “very important, because it gave us the opportunity to debate the problems in the ”, and she added: U.S.
“We saw some positive steps taken, but also in some aspects there have been no change. So, we were disappointed that the
United States did not openly invite the special reporters to visit Guantanamo, so that they can interview the detainees in Guantanamo, and several UN experts have been asking to visit , and haven’t been given open access. So, we were disappointed that an invitation wasn’t issued to them, and the Guantanamo accepted a recommendation about eradicating torture, and that’s a positive sign. But again, you know, we are concerned that investigating torture also means accountability of high levels of those that particularly, during the Bush administration, allowed and ordered torture, especially of terrorist suspects.” US
|Black protesters in the U.S.|
Discrimination against blacks in the
has contradictorily soared after the election of the first black president in this country. The Ministry of Justice, for instance, has revealed that, in New Orleans, blacks are arrested 16 times more than whites, while in the rest of the country the proportion is 3 blacks to 1 white. It has also been denounced that several Afro-Americans were killed during their detainment, and their remains burned to erase any traces of ill-treatment by the police. U.S.
According to Ms. De Rivero, the death penalty, which still remains in effect in the
, is the main violation in her view. On this particular issue she said: U.S.
"We were disappointed that many of the recommendations to end the death penalty were not supported by the
. Of course, there are problems of racism, but this is one of the areas where the United States has made a commitment to improve. One of the areas we are very concerned with is the life imprisonment of persons who commit murder under the age of 18. And, you know, the fact that the US hasn’t accepted that child offenders should have a chance to be rehabilitated. And this is one of the issues that we focused on a lot. And, as we have said before, the death penalty which is still applied in the US ." United States
According to Amnesty International, in 2010, the
was the world’s record breaker in the number of death penalties – 46. A number even larger than U.S. Iran’s, whom authorities ferociously criticize for, in their view, violating the human rights their citizens. U.S.
|As a norm, Blacks are arrested more often than Whites in the U.S.|