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Rights Groups Decry Torture of Terrorism Suspects

Human rights experts from 44 African countries have criticized the increasing use of torture against terrorism suspects in police custody, at military investigation centers and in traditional African institutions like palaces. It is a conundrum that most nations that struggle against terrorism confront: how to treat terrorism suspects in custody and extract useful information to thwart their activities. At the conclusion of a three-day conference Friday, rights experts urged African...

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