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Contact Information: Amnesty International in the United States of America

Address:
5 Penn Plaza, 16th floor NEW YORK - NY 10001

Phone: 0012128078400
Fax: 0012126271451

Amnesty International Report 2014/15

President Obama acknowledged that torture had been carried out following the 11 September 2001 attacks (9/11) under a secret detention programme authorized by his predecessor and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). However, accountability and remedy for the crimes under international law committed in that programme remained absent. The declassified summary of a Senate report into the programme was released in December. Scores of detainees remained in indefinite military detention at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, while military commission trial proceedings continued in a handful of cases. Concern about the use of prolonged isolation in state and federal prisons and the excessive use of force by police continued. Thirty-three men and two women were executed during the year.

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Key Country Facts

Head of State:
Barack Obama
Head of Government:
Barack Obama
Population:
320,428,000

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