USA: Impunity for crimes in CIA secret detention program continues

USA: Impunity for crimes in CIA secret detention program continues

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Index Number: AMR 51/008/2010
Date Published: 29 January 2010
Categories: USA

In a new study on secret detention conducted by experts of the UN Human Rights Council, the USA’s resort to such detentions during what the Bush administration called the “war on terror” comes in for particular attention. The experts call for accountability: anyone found to have participated in secret detention and the associated human rights violations should be “prosecuted and where found guilty given sentences commensurate with the gravity of the acts perpetrated.


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