HRW: More waterboarding by US government

September 7, 2012

A new 154-page report issued by Human Rights Watch details new cases of torture committed by US government representatives. From the press release:

The United States government during the Bush administration tortured opponents of Muammar Gaddafi, then transferred them to mistreatment in Libya, according to accounts by former detainees and recently uncovered CIA and UK Secret Service documents, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. One former detainee alleged he was waterboarded and another described a similar form of water torture, contradicting claims by Bush administration officials that only three men in US custody had been waterboarded.

Read the whole press release here; the entire report here; coverage in Foreign Policy here.


2 Responses to “ HRW: More waterboarding by US government ”

  1. Rishabh Shah on September 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I find the lengths to which the US blurred the line between right and wrong very disturbing. There is a difference between going after terrorists to going into foreign countries and becoming the very thing they set out to destroy.

  2. Soukeyna N on September 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I agree completely. Interrogation techniques should not be so harsh, even on those who threaten our society. Many times these people are simply in custody, and not convicted of any crimes. If our government allows prisoners to be treated this way, who’s to stop other nations from brutally torturing Americans when taken prisoner?