Amnesty International decries U.S. 'climate of torture'

  • 2006-05-11
  • By Jeffrey Donovan
RFE/RL - A new report by Amnesty International accuses Washington of creating a "climate of torture" in its treatment of alleged terrorist suspects around the world, as well as in prisons within the United States, by failing to take effective steps to prevent torture or to punish those who have committed it. The Amnesty report is not the first of its kind, but it looks set to take the spotlight at deliberations this week by the U.N. Committee Against Torture. Amnesty has sent its report to the committee in Geneva. On May 5 and 8, the panel examined U.S. compliance with the Convention agai...
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