Monday, February 12, 2007

Nearly 60 Nations — But Not U.S. — Sign Treaty to Ban Forced Disappearances

The United States has refused to join 57 other countries in signing a treaty that opposes the use of secret detentions by governments according to a Washington Post article by Molly Moore entitled U.S. Declines to Join Accord on Secret Detentions.

"The Associated Press reported that McCormack [State Department spokesman] declined comment on whether the U.S. stance was influenced by the Bush administration's policy of sending terrorism suspects to CIA-run prisons overseas, which President Bush acknowledged in September."

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