Group: Stop Using Music As A Means Of Torture
December 29, 2008 at 7:16 AM (PT)
The British human rights law group REPRIEVE, which represents over 30 GUANTANAMO BAY detainees, is planning to work with musicians to lobby President-elect BARACK OBAMA to end the military interrogators' practice of using their music to sonically torture the prisoners. According to REPRIEVE, many of its clients have been subjected to hours of music played at deafening volume -- sometime for days or even weeks on end.
According to WIRED.COM, he group already has the support of the U.K. Musicians Union, as well as NINE INCH NAILS mastermind TRENT REZNOR, who has hinted that he might pursue legal action to stop the practice. The group plans to lobby the OBAMA Administration, since his campaign received considerable support from the musicians' community.
"It is really important that we seize the chance to alert OBAMA to this practice," REPRIEVE researcher CHLOE DAVIS said. "... I think there will be people on the other side trying to catch Obama’s attention, saying we need to be tough. We're trying to counter that message."