November 01, 2005
Torture - it's a bad thing
Lords consider 'torture' appeal'. I don't even understand why they even need to consider this.
Forget all the practical arguments against admitting this evidence - evidence obtained via torture is unreliable, the European Court is unlikely to stand for it, and so on. All true, but irrelevant. We shouldn't be using this evidence because torture is wrong. Duh. If evidence obtained via torture is admissable, it'll be a stain on British Justice.
Commenting on two week old news. How cutting edge am I?
Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at November 01, 2005 03:58 PM
Indeed you're right - we are slow stepping back into the dark ages what with this and internment (through the back door) - people are going to start "dissapering" again.
I for get the reference, but some MP pointed out that this will all work right into the undesirables hands - and make it all worse not better - esp. when young muslim men start dissapearing for 3 months and no-one knows where they are.
A key thing is that however long people are imprisoned for, there must be public records of what they are being held for and where they are and access must be given to lawyers.
We are on the bring of goin back to the dark ages, and the peoplea t the top who are supposed to be protecting us are the ones making it all happen instead. A dark time.