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Rights Eroded in War on Terrorism, Amnesty Says

The Bush administration has “openly eroded human rights” to win the war on terrorism and sparked a backlash that has made the world more dangerous, Amnesty International charged yesterday. “As a strategy, the war on terror is bankrupt of vision and bereft of principle,” Amnesty’s secretary general, Irene Khan, asserted in releasing the human rights group’s annual report. She condemned militants unequivocally but said governments are “losing their moral compass.” “Sacrificing human rights in the name of security at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad, and using preemptive military force where and when it chooses have neither increased security nor ensured liberty,” Kahn said of the United States. Full Story

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