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Washington Post (Opinions): 
The CIA torturers should be prosecuted


By Kenneth Roth December 12  

Kenneth Roth is executive director of Human Rights Watch.
The primary international treaty against torture, the Convention against Torture, which the United States ratified in 1994, contains two key requirements. First, it bans torture, without exception, as well as other inhumane treatment. Second, it requires that torturers be prosecuted.
President Obama has been firm in stopping torture. On his second day in office, he ordered an end to the Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” — a euphemism for torture — and the closure of the secret CIA detention centers where torture was carried out.
But Obama has utterly failed in the second requirement. He has flatly refused to investigate the torture, let alone prosecute those responsible. (Continua).

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