Sunday, June 28, 2009

just a reminder.

Torture is a felony, and is sometimes treated as a capital crime. The Convention Against Torture, which America ratified in 1994, requires a government to prosecute all acts of torture; failure to do so is considered a breach of international law.

Jane Mayer writing in The Secret History: Can Leon Panetta move the C.I.A. forward without confronting its past? in the most recent issue of the New Yorker Magazine.

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