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Calls for ''full investigation''

By jimstaro - Posted on 28 October 2010

If those who still call themselves republicans have managed to extend on the brain dead population of this country, quickly forgetting their two wars of choice and the emptying of the treasury, and even just win seats in congress the only thing left for this Country to do is Finally hold those Accountable for the already proven crimes against humanity and more, including those congressional republicans who walked in lock step with the previous administrations wants! Everything else related to this Country moving forward will be Stopped dead in it's tracks, what the World Community has sought is the only thing left, Accountability!!

UN official calls for ''full investigation'' into US torture

27/10/2010 - Noting that certain torture practices that were prevalent during the previous Bush administration were not continuing any more, a UN expert has asked Washington to investigate every single case of alleged torture committed by the US.

UN special rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak''s remark came in the backdrop of the WikiLeaks documents on Iraq, which indicated that US troops had handed over prisoners to Iraqi forces knowing that they could be tortured.

"There is a major difference between the Bush and the Obama administration. To my knowledge, the torture practices under the Bush administration are not anymore continuing", Nowak said yesterday.

"President Obama, as his predecessor, has an obligation under the Convention of Torture to independently investigate every allegation of torture or suspicion of torture and there are plenty of allegations," Nowak said.

"A full investigation. Its not enough just now to investigate what happens in Iraq. We know what happens in Iraq. I think what we need is full investigation into torture practices by US officials," he added.

Noting that under regular laws, the US government is entitled to pay compensation for torture, but invoking the State Secrets'' Protection Act had shielded them from doing so, Nowak said, "We don''t have even one case where the US administration actually paid compensation to any of those victims".

Pointing out that to the best of his knowledge- torture was no longer being practiced in Guantanamo Bay and rendition camps under the present administration, Nowak said that he had not been allowed to individually interview detainees. {read rest}

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