23 Total Quotes

Brad Adams Quotes

There is compelling evidence suggesting that U.S. personnel have committed acts against detainees amounting to torture or cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment.
Brad Adams
#Acts

The Security Council has taken up urgent human rights and political problems in more than 20 countries this year. If China moves to block this effort they should explain to Aung San Suu Kyi and average Burmese people why their concerns are less important.
Brad Adams
#Human Rights

Indonesia's trials for crimes in East Timor speak for themselves: The process was a sham.
Brad Adams
#Crime And Criminals

There is ample precedent for the Security Council to take up the human rights and political situation in a country with as horrific a record as Burma, especially when suffering spills across borders.
Brad Adams
#Country

The grenade attack and coup changed everything in Cambodian politics, and their consequences are still being felt today. They made it impossible to have serious elections the following year and paved the way for Hun Sen, through force, to become the country's unchallenged leader. And many Cambodians are still afraid to participate in politics, since to be involved in opposition politics is to risk your life.
Brad Adams
#Consequences

China is trying to portray itself as an emerging and responsible global power. But continuing to offer unconditional support to one of the world's most odious regimes makes it impossible to take such claims seriously. Now is the time for China to set a new course for itself in its foreign policy.
Brad Adams
#Power

Democracies like the Philippines should be ashamed if they try to block discussion of Burma (Myanmar) at the Security Council, ... Burma has embarrassed ASEAN over and over again.
Brad Adams
#Security

The grenade attack sent a message that to oppose those in power is dangerous, even lethal, while those in charge who commit the worst kinds of human rights violations will get away with murder.
Brad Adams
#Power

Tents are the difference between life and death,
Brad Adams
#Life And Death

Yet they still remain afraid of their own citizens and the healthy diversity of news and views which defines a modern society .
Brad Adams
#Diversity #Citizens

Beijing should authorize a full and impartial investigation into the involvement of local authorities in the blood scandal and hold those responsible accountable.
Brad Adams
#Beijing

These charges are politically motivated and should be dropped. No one in any country should face jail for the peaceful criticism of a country's leaders. Trials like these are especially dangerous in Cambodia where the courts are controlled by the government.
Brad Adams
#Cambodia

Democracies like the Philippines should be ashamed if they try to block discussion of Burma (Myanmar) at the Security Council,
Brad Adams
#Security Council #Democracies

The Burmese people shouldn't have to wait another generation for the killing to end and democracy to begin. The generals have ignored all other demands to end the abuse. It is time for the collective voice of the Security Council to be heard in Rangoon.
Brad Adams
#General #Democracy #Security Council

These are welcome moves in the right direction, but not sufficient and do not evidence a change of heart.
Brad Adams
#Right Direction

Governments should have no role in determining what is an appropriate religion or belief for an individual to hold. This is a matter of individual conscience.
Brad Adams
#Belief #Religion #Conscience #Government