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US: Support Anti-Torture Legislation

Email Proposed legislation to reinforce the US prohibition on torture could help prevent the United States from again engaging in torture, Human Rights Watch said today. However, until the US criminally investigates and prosecutes past torture and those responsible for planning and authorizing it, there is a danger US officials will ignore the law, as they have in the past. UPDATE: On January 16, 2016, the Senate passed, with strong bi-partisan support by a vote of 78-21, the below amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016: read more

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