Monday, May 08, 2006


AP: US Claims to Bars Use of Torture in Interrogations - May 8

By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writer -- Monday, May 8, 9:58 PM ET

GENEVA - The U.S. government told a U.N. watchdog Monday that all American officials — including intelligence agents — are barred from using torture in interrogating terror suspects and other prisoners, according to John Bellinger III, right, head of the US-Delegation and Legal Adviser of the U.S. State Department.

American officials acknowledged, however, that there had been past mistreatment of detainees, and members of the U.N. panel expressed concern about how the United States defines torture as well as the U.S. delegation's refusal to give details about interrogation techniques used by the CIA.

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