Of course the Islamic government in Algeria doesn't want terror plotters to give up information, but using human rights as an excuse under UN cover is particularly hypocritical.
"We call on the government to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center and, until that time, to refrain from any practice amounting to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," they said.
The statement was read out by Leila Zerrougui, the Algerian chairwoman of the U.N. working group on arbitrary detention.
The human rights situation in Algeria is terrible. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed, many massacred in their own homes, both by security forces and the government-backed militias or by extremist Islamic groups. Thousands more were arrested and imprisoned, many without charges or trials, and hundreds have been sentenced to prison after unfair trials. Torture by the security forces is widespread, both at secret detention centers and in prison. The security forces continue to "disappear" people, and the fate of thousands of the disappeared remains unknown.
Of course Reuters won't even consider telling you the real story.
Even anti-American and pro-Islamist Human Rights Watch has trouble putting a fig leaf over Algeria.
The issue of prisoner treatment is now before Congress and the UN is already involved. Anyone else see something wrong with this picture? I guess we need to save a seat for the UN representative from here on out.
But worst of all, Algerians presently in Gitmo (if they exist) cannot be sent to Algeria due to all the HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS!