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Desmond Tutu: Terror Detentions Like Apartheid Era

News.com (Australia): Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused the United States and Britain of pursuing policies like those of South Africa's apartheid

News.com (Australia):

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused the United States and Britain of pursuing policies like those of South Africa's apartheid-era government by detaining terrorism suspects without trial.

At an event to commemorate the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDR) today, the Nobel laureate said the detention of suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban members at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was a "huge blot on a democracy".

"Whoever imagined that you would hear from the United States and from Britain the same arguments for detention without trial that were used by the apartheid government," Archbishop Tutu said. Read on...

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