United Nations asks United States to clarify its position on torture

The UN is finally asking questions about the United States position on torture. When was the last time something like this happened?


Source: Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung November 12, 2014

It has been nearly six years since President Obama, on his third day in office, signed an executive order banning torture or cruel treatment of U.S. detainees.

But while the order reinforced laws that already prohibited such treatment, the administration has never formally reversed a 2005 interpretation by the Justice Department, under President George W. Bush, that an international treaty against cruelty did not apply “with respect to aliens overseas.”

On Wednesday, administration officials were questioned by a U.N. committee in Geneva that monitors compliance with the treaty — officially the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Alessio Bruni of Italy, one of the panel’s chief investigators, began the two-day hearings by listing American actions since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks such as CIA renditions to secret detention sites, the Associated Press reported.


View original post 495 more words

About Light Worker 29501

I am a Canadian Indigo adult, Reiki Master, and Bitcoin enthusiast. My background is in IT and fixing broken hearts. Since 2012, I have been investigating and debunking (where necessary) much of "truther" movement, particularly in the areas of banking and government. These days, I survive mostly on blog donations and non-corporate IT work. If you find value in my work, please consider making a small donation to patrick29501 [at] gmx.com at GoldMoney.com. (https://www.goldmoney.com/r/WIV0xy)

One thought on “United Nations asks United States to clarify its position on torture

  1. I think we already know that torture is wrong in the past present and future . So is strapping bombs on women and children .Even if Its done with the best of intentions it doesnt make it right.

Comments are closed.