Quote of the Day

“This is an extraordinarily unacceptably long period of time that exposes children in detention to greater risk of physical and mental abuse, especially if they are denied access to the protections guaranteed to them under international law.”

— Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s human rights program, after the announcement that the U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time.

via Quotations of the Day – NYTimes.com.

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