Leaking of the draft UN Guantanamo Report puts pressure on the US

By Bronwen Maddox in Times Online

A UNITED NATIONS investigation has declared that the US committed acts amounting to torture at Guantanamo Bay and has called for it to close its holding pen for suspected terrorists…

‘The legal regime applied to these detainees seriously undermines the rule of law and a number of fundamental universally recognised human rights, which are the essence of democratic societies,’ the report said.

The UN team calls on the US to revoke all special interrogation techniques authorised by the Defence Department.

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