RELATED LINKS IN SUPPORT OF THE KUWAITEE POLITICAL PRISONERS
Support for the Kuwaiti detainees has come from the most respected and non-political humanitarian agencies across the globe, including:
International Committee of the Red Cross
In January 2003, the International Committee of the Red Cross stated, “There has been much public debate about whether the internees in Guantanamo Bay are prisoners of war or not. The ICRC thinks that the legal status of each internee needs to be clarified on an individual basis and has repeatedly urged the U.S. to do this. In any case, the U.S. has the right to legally prosecute any internee at Guantanamo Bay suspected of having committed war crimes or any other criminal offence punishable under US law prior to or during the hostilities.”
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is the largest U.S.-based human rights organization. It is an independent, nongovernmental organization comprised of more than 150 lawyers, journalists, and academics who investigate and expose human rights violations around the world.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights receives its mandate from the Charter of the United Nations. It promotes universal human rights by giving practical effect to the will and resolve of the world community as expressed by the United Nations. It responds to serious violations of human rights. It undertakes preventive human rights action. Mary Robinson, the High Commissioner, has urged the United States to respect its international obligations with respect to the Guantanamo detainees.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement to promote all human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. Amnesty has called for access to the Guantanamo Bay detainees and has released a memorandum to the U.S. Government on the rights of the detainees. Amnesty International's memorandum to the US government on the rights of detainees at Guantanamo. Amnesty International update
Make Some Noise-Amnesty International
Amnesty International presents Make Some Noise featuring high-profile international artists united for human rights.
Make Some Noise presents exclusive tracks to download, behind-the-scenes videos and simple ways to make an impact for human rights.
Cageprisoners.com is a web site that exists soley to raise awareness of the plight of the cage prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, through effective legal means.