Democratic Rights – Notes
Life without Rights – Prison in Guantanamo Bay Citizen’s Rights in Saudi Arabia and Ethnic Massacre in Kosovo
A government fails to be a democracy if the people don’t enjoy any rights.
Post 9/11, the US defence forces captured 600 people from all over the world and held them as prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay.
The prisoners were tortured and treated inhumanly.
Amnesty International reported the status of these prisoners.
However, the US government did not release them in spite of UN intervention.
President Obama has promised to put a stop to this inhuman act.
Saudi Arabia is a monarchy.
Non- Muslim people in Saudi Arabia can practise their religion in private, but not in public.
Women in Saudi Arabia don’t enjoy the same rights and recognition as men.
In 1999, Milosevic was elected as a representative of the people in Kosovo, a province of Yugoslavia before it splits.