[DEBATE] : US Administration Releases Torture Memos, Will Not Act
Riaz K Tayob
riaz.tayob at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 16:31:32 BST 2009
[now what is the relationship of torture to prosecutions and convictions THAT BENEFIT FROM EVIDENCE OBTAINED FROM TORTURE? Perhaps the rich countries can just let that slide - I mean what are compromises on Human Rights amongst friends?]
Administration Releases Torture Memos, Will Not Act
Jennifer Loven and Devlin Barrett, The Associated Press: "President Barack Obama absolved CIA officers from prosecution for harsh, painful interrogation of terror suspects Thursday, even as his administration released Bush-era memos graphically detailing - and authorizing - such grim tactics as slamming detainees against walls, waterboarding them and keeping them naked and cold for long periods. Human rights groups and many Obama officials have condemned such methods as torture. Bush officials have vigorously disagreed. In releasing the documents, the most comprehensive accounting yet of interrogation methods that were among the Bush administrations most closely guarded secrets, Obama said he wanted to move beyond 'a dark and painful chapter in our history.'"
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