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Havana.  Deecember 11, 2014

 UN: No “impunity” for CIA torture

UN recalls that the Convention Against Torture does not allow for any "exceptional circumstances" in which detainees can be mistreated, following US Senate report on CIA torture
in the Bush era

The US Senate report on CIA torture has provoked worldwide condemnation.
The US Senate report on CIA torture has provoked worldwide condemnation.

UNITED NATIONS – The release of the US Senate report on CIA torture during the Bush administration has provoked worldwide condemnation, with US embassies having taken preventive security measures faced with the possibility of revenge attacks against US citizens and interests.

According to El País, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, stated that there should be no "impunity" for those who carried out the torture revealed by the report.

Al-Hussein noted that the Convention Against Torture does not allow for "exceptional circumstances" in which detainees can be mistreated. “The convention lets no one off the hook - neither the torturers themselves, nor the policy-makers, nor the public officials who define the policy or give the orders,” he said.
 

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