General Information Leaflet: Torture and Ill Treatment in the 'war on terror'

General Information Leaflet: Torture and Ill Treatment in the 'war on terror'

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Index Number: ACT 40/014/2005
Date Published: 1 November 2005

In this document Amnesty International use examples to illustrate that torture does not prevent terror. Amnesty International condemns unreservedly all acts of terror, whatever the cause of the perpetrators. Deliberately attacking civilians can never be justified and flouts the most fundamental principles of humanity. The US government, while publicly condemning torture, has authorized "coercive" techniques that amount to torture or are cruel, inhuman or degrading. The techniques are illegal. The USA's conduct influences governments everywhere. Amnesty International is mobilizing people to stop the use of torture and other ill-treatment in the "war on terror".


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