Eagle: Report calls for prosecution of top government officials for acts of torture

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Report calls for prosecution of top government officials for acts of torture

People’s Blog for the Constitution, 11 January 2012

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For those who would like to see torturers brought to justice, a recent report issued by Human Rights USA and the American University Washington College of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic, INDEFENSIBLE: A Reference for Prosecuting Torture and Other Felonies Committed By U.S. Officials Following September 11th, is a step in the right direction. The report details the way in which the Bush administration issued policies which authorized abuse and created a legal rationale in support of illegal interrogation techniques, and calls for the investigation and prosecution of senior officials responsible for torture.