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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

If you're not American, your American torturers can't be prosecuted!

That's what this disgusting ruling amounts to, in my humble opinion. A Reuters report is here.

What's all this nonsense about the right not be be tortured being guaranteed only to US citizens under the US Constitution? The convention against torture applies to ALL human beings, whoever they are and whomever does the torturing! There are NO exceptions. The US is, I believe, a signatory of the Convention against Torture. Or am I wrong about that, too?

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