Twenty-two MPs, out of 63, from every political party in Iceland have signed a letter supporting Amnesty International’s plan to prevent illegal custody in the “War on Terror” in which human rights are being violated, according to the organization.
“Amnesty International’s goal is to have 1,000 MPs from every corner of the world to support the plan. The support of the Icelandic MPs is therefore important in the fight against human rights violations in the ‘War on Terror’ and the Icelandic branch [of Amnesty International] is thankful for their support,” a statement from the organization, published in Morgunbladid today, reads.
“In a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs it is revealed that several planes have penetrated Iceland’s airspace, which are related to secret transport of suspects to countries where they can be tortured or suffer other poor treatment,” the statement continued.
“The Icelandic branch of Amnesty International believes it is time that Icelandic authorities and the entire parliament declare against ‘disappearances,’ torture and other crude human rights violations that are taking place in the so-called ‘War on Terror’ and demand that US authorities stop illegal custody,” the statement concluded.