Radio Free Vermont: Saturday, December 18, 2004

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Britain-Guantanamo-Abuse

"A Briton released from the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, told Europe's top human rights body Friday he was beaten, shackled, kept in a cramped cage and fed rotten food as part of 'systematic abuse' in custody."

He and three other Britons were released in March and have filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court seeking $10 million each in damages. Never charged, they maintain they were innocents caught up in the U.S. war on terrorism. They were denied access to lawyers, as are most prisoners in Guantanamo.

S. Africa Attacks U.S. Over AIDS Drug

"Dr. Tramont was happy that the peoples of Africa should be used as guinea pigs, given a drug he knew very well should not be prescribed,' the article said. 'In other words, they entered into a conspiracy with a pharmaceutical company to tell lies to promote the sales of nevirapine in Africa, with absolutely no consideration of the health impact of those lies on the lives of millions of Africans.'"