“The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has launched a passionate attack on President George Bush, saying his administration’s refusal to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay camp reflected “a society that is heading towards George Orwell’s Animal Farm“.
So reports the British newspaper the Independent.
“Dr Sentamu, the Church of England’s second in command, urged the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) to take legal action against the US – through the US courts or the International Court of Justice at The Hague – should it fail to respond to a report, by five UN inspectors, advising that Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay should be shut immediately because prisoners there are being tortured,” write Ian Herbert and Ben Russell.
“The US should try all 500 detainees at Guantanamo, who still include eight British residents, or free them without further delay,” Sentamu said. To hold someone for up to four years without charge clearly indicates a society that is heading towards George Orwell’s Animal Farm.”