Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cindy Sheehan - Selective Human Rights Activist

Cindy will drop everything to get 15 minutes on TV protesting Guantanimo, claiming "Gross Human Rights Violations" in a prison where inmates are fed so much they are GAINING weight, are allowed to excercise outside, and get free medical attention anytime it is needed from the Red Cross.

However, Cindy will avoid any chance to do the RIGHT thing and Protest ACTUAL human rights violations on political prisoners to Fidel Castro in the SAME CITY.

HAVANA: Wives and mothers of Cuban political prisoners urged U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan on Monday to visit the island's state-run jails during her weeklong trip to Cuba to call for the closure of the U.S.-operated Guantanamo prison.

The Ladies in White, a group of women demanding the release of their loved ones, described what they called "inhumane" conditions at Cuba's prisons in a letter for Sheehan that was sent to international reporters. The group said it was trying to get a copy to Sheehan as well.

"At the same time you and your noble followers fight for the closure of the U.S. prison at the Guantanamo naval base ... just a few miles away at the provincial Guantanamo prison in Cuban territory, peaceful and defenseless political prisoners suffer inhumane conditions, (living) without potable water and with poor nutrition, deficient medical assistance, insects and rodents, limited visits and precarious communication," the letter said

But I'm sure that Cindy had a good reason to not travel the few miles to visit people who actually have had their human rights violated. After all, I don't think there's Jamba Juice in GITMO.

H/T: Babalu Blog