US senators call for respect of international law in interrogations of Iraq detainees

Following up on a story reported yesterday on JURIST's Paper Chase, several US senators have responded to a report that the CIA secretly moved prisoners out of Iraq in possible violation of international treaties by calling for compliance with the Geneva Conventions. According to a Washington Post report, the Justice Department drafted a March 2004 memo authorizing the CIA to take prisoners out of Iraq for interrogation for a "brief but not indefinite period." Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden reacted to the report by calling for new leadership at the Justice Department. AP has more.

 

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