Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Torture Evidence Admissible

Torture. Extract confession. Convict based on that confession obtained through torture. Pretty unbelievable. Welcome to America, circa 2006.

UK says 'no' to torture evidence.

Amnest International says 'no'.

US says 'yes'. Surprise, surprise.

It's one thing to torture people. It's another thing altogether to torture people and then use the words you forced them to say to convict them. If torture is pure evil, then using torture-extracted information to convict someone could only be the work of the devil herself.

Of course, in this case, it was one of the US client states that did the torturing for the US, but it's the same thing.

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