Friday, October 15, 2010

ICRC visits to prisons: In detention - the humane way

Thousands of people around the world are detained as a result of armed conflicts and internal conflicts. Not all deserve to be detained and none of them deserve torture.

The families of all deserve to know about their dear ones, the punishment is for the detainee and not for his/her spouse, children or parents.

The punishment shouldn't be exacerbated as a result of lack of basic living conditions.

Yes, as citizens and authorities of a nation, we have the right to get angry and punish the offender in order protect our land and our dear ones. But we must NOT engage in things and acts that we would not want our dear ones to experience and/or which may worsen the on-going conflict.

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has been working since 1863 to protect the rights of prisoners of wars, amongst many other issues that are concerned with the well being of human race around the world.

The documentary below sheds light at the condition of detainees and interventions conducted by the ICRC in several different contexts for over hundred years.

After all, the detainees are humans like us!

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  1. Nice to visit your blog promoting peace as we need it more than those we might prefer . IC Red Cross has been doing a great job for a long time ( bt 1863 , was a surprise to know )
    thanx for posting such a great video and note !

  2. Thank you for visiting the blog and for your comment :-)


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