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Torture Policy? Friday, 30 December 2005

Posted by R Garfield in Drifting.
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These letters state that the use of torture is routine in Uzbekistan, that US policy there (which the UK supports) is focussed on oil, gas and hegemony rather than democracy or freedom, and that by knowingly receiving evidence obtained through torture the UK is in breach of the UN Convention on Torture. “With Tony Blair and Jack Straw cornered on extraordinary rendition,” says Murray, “the UK Government is particularly anxious to suppress all evidence of our complicity in obtaining intelligence extracted by foreign torturers.”

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1. Neal - Tuesday, 3 January 2006

It still completely boggles my mind that any civilized country is debating torute. It’s just ridiculous.

2. Richard - Friday, 13 January 2006

Late responding to this, Neal, but the appropriate use of torture happens to be a not-infrequent subject of debate in the good old US of A. Generally speaking, there are large contingent of right-wingers ready at any time to espouse the use of torture to obtain information that might spare ‘innocent’ lives. Watch editorial content in the MSM whenever US use of torture comes up as a news item.


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