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Amnesty raps US double-standards
Tuesday 29 March 2005, 1:55 Makka Time, 22:55 GMT
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The human rights group Amnesty International has chided the US government for issuing another report on rights across the world without caring to get its own house in order.
The Nobel Prize-winning body on Monday applauded the US State Department's efforts but said they were compromised by US failures to respect the rights of prisoners in Iraq and detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
"As long as the White House continues to flout international law and blatantly disregard the Geneva Conventions, many of its policies to promote democracy and human rights will be greeted with deep skepticism," it said.
Alexandra Arriaga, director of government relations for Amnesty International USA, said US moral authority was diminished by continuing reports of judicial abuses by the American authorities.