US Army to issue new interrogation manual Chris Buell at 10:18 AM ET
[JURIST] The US Army [official website] is planning to issue a revised interrogations manual that will expressly limit techniques used at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] that drew outrage when publicly revealed. Army officials on Wednesday said that the new manual, the first revision in 13 years, prohibits stripping prisoners, forcing them to remain in stress positions, imposing dietary restrictions, or using dogs or sleep deprivation to intimidate them. The new rules also include safeguards that are designed to prevent future misconduct from occurring at military prison camps, as well as specific examples of interrogation scenarios. The manual does not govern interrogations by other authorities, such as the CIA, but it does expressly prohibit the CIA from holding unreported "ghost" detainees at Army facilities. The New York Times has more [free registration required].
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