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John Kerry on Amnesty International USA's Report

Statement by John Kerry on Amnesty International USA's Report

"Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security and Human Rights in the U.S."

For Immediate Release

Toledo, OH - John Kerry issued the following statement in response to the release of Amnesty International USA's report - "Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security and Human Rights in the U.S.":

"I am very troubled by Amnesty's International's report that racial, ethnic, and religious profiling has increased in the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks. As a former prosecutor, I know that racial, ethnic, and religious profiling is wrong as well as ineffective. It must be ended.

"Diversity is one of America's greatest strengths and respect for it - one of our most important values. A Kerry - Edwards Administration will safeguard civil rights and defend civil liberties. We will not tolerate targeting of Americans for threats, violence or discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, or religion. We cannot fight the war on terrorism at the expense of our principles and the rule of law."

ENDS

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