Amnesty Calls for Search for Justice, not Vengeance
Amnesty International on Thursday appealed to the international community -- especially the United States -- to seek out those behind the attacks in New York and Washington in a spirit of "justice" not "vengeance."
"The violent attacks suffered by the USA represent the gravest violation of the most basic of human rights. The perpetrators must be brought to justice," the human rights organisation said in a statement.
"But in seeking justice for the victims ... the world must exercise the highest respect for the rights of all individuals.
"International solidarity with the victims is not about seeking revenge, but about cooperating within the rule of law in bringing those responsible to justice. Scapegoating individuals or communities will achieve nothing," the statement said.
Amnesty called on the United States in particular to respect human rights in their hunt for the perpetrators of the attacks, by not detaining or arresting individuals solely on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin -- LONDON (AFP)