UK report accuses US of human rights violations in Iraq, Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] The UK parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee [official website] released its annual report on human rights Friday, accusing the US of committing "grave violations of human rights" against prisoners in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], Afghanistan and Iraq. The committee has recommended that the British government "make it clear to the United States administration, both in public and private, that such treatment of detainees is unacceptable." The report also calls on UK officials [AP report] to clear up whether it uses intelligence passed on by other countries that may have been gathered by torturing suspects, saying that "to operate a general policy of use of information extracted under torture would be to condone and even to encourage torture by repressive states." The committee's report is not yet available online. Reuters has more.



 

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