THE GULF WAR : Rights Abuses Alleged

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL accused members of the anti-Iraq alliance of using war as a pretext for human rights violations. The single U.S. case cited by the London-based organization was the imprisonment of a soldier who refused to help prepare military supplies for shipment to Saudi Arabia on moral and religious grounds. It also cited Britain for detaining more than 50 Iraqi and other Arab nationals pending deportation on national security grounds, Egypt for arresting a journalist who spoke against the war, and Turkey for prosecuting three socialists who tried to mail a U.S. flag to President Turgut Ozal to protest his Gulf policy. Amnesty International previously catalogued Iraq's rights abuses.

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