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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, December 15, 2017

"UN expert urges US accountability for torture"

Jurist has this report:

Melzer urged US authorities to take action on the findings in the 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Report [JURIST report], which found that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] deliberately misled Congress and the White House about information obtained using enhanced interrogation techniques between 2002 and 2007, and that those techniques were more brutal than the public was led to believe. Melzer noted that, to date, "the perpetrators and policymakers responsible for years of gruesome abuse have not been brought to justice" and called on the US to "end its policy of impunity" by "bringing its own perpetrators to justice."

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