Tortures by the US continue

Public denunciation of torture not reflective of interrogation techniques, security officials say

Numerous unidentified national security officials have described the U.S.’s public denunciation of torture as inconsistent with the government’s actual practice, The Washington Post reported Thursday. “If you don’t violate someone’s human rights some of the time, you probably aren’t doing your job,” one official stated.

The article describes how the U.S. has been able to consistently dodge international interrogation standards at its detention centers in out-of-the-way places like the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean (leased from the British government); these centers are simply “off-limits to outsiders and often even to other government agencies.”

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