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March 15, 2005

Human Rights Groups Silent on Terri Schiavo's Torture

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

There can be only one reason for their silence - Terri Schiavo's case isn't political enough for them, although it has to do with the very real human right to have food and water, and not be judicially starved to death by a judge with the political agenda of euthanasia and so called "right to die" enthusiasts. The international so called "human rights" groups are only interested in slamming the US, not in helping the innocent victims of judicial activists pushing an agenda of euthanasia. Amnesty International uses the excuse of only being involved in death penalty cases, but Terri Schiavo has been sentenced to death by a judge sworn to protect the truth and the innocent and where is Amnesty International? As for Human Rights Watch, they are just too much of a joke to even discuss!

- Newsmax: Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:45 a.m. EST

Rights Groups Mum on Schiavo's Torture
Court-approved plans to starve a brain-damaged Florida woman to death later this month have prompted no outrage from human rights groups - even though, under international law, forced starvation is considered a form of torture.

A Lexis Nexis search on the case of Terri Schiavo, whose starvation-execution will begin when her feeding tube is removed on March 18, failed to turn up a single reference to complaints by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. 

Posted by Hyscience at March 15, 2005 4:00 PM

As an Amnesty International activist, I'd like to inform you that your criticism of our work in the field of human rights is entirely uncalled for. Amnesty International is a non-partisan, non-political organization that has helped saved the lives of over 40,000 prisoners of conscience. Spend less than five minutes researching the organization, and you'll find its noble work unworthy of such a crude political cartoon.

Terri Shiavo's case is an important issue worthy of discussion and political action, but that does not merit the involvement of organizations whose missions are unrelated to the case. Amnesty International fights against the execution of individuals on death row. Asking the organization to involve itself in an issue unrelated to its mandate would be like asking a used car salesman to lead a company boycott against sweatshop-made shoes.

Just to keep everybody informed, Amnesty didn't only publicize the Abu Ghraib scandals before they had reached the public eye; they also publicized Saddam Hussein's torture of innocent civilians prior to the war on Iraq. As an non-political organization, "making America look bad" is not on their agenda.

Posted by: Jordan at March 16, 2005 8:48 PM

This is what I think : I think that Terrie should have the right to live.people are saying that her husband has more say on what happens to her then her parents do. but I think her parents should have more say because they where the ones who gave her life. and what will happen to all of the other diabled people with feeding tubes around the country. will they have there feeding tube removed also and wait to die. If a dog is being kept from food and water they take the dog away and that person is aressted. soulden't be the same for humans.

Posted by: Alex at March 22, 2005 9:38 PM

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