Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Rights Groups Demand That U.S. Open All Detention Facilities: "'Torture flourishes in the dark,' said Kenneth Roth, HRW's executive director in New York. 'If the Bush administration really wants to put a stop to torture in U.S. detention facilities, it has to open them up to outside scrutiny.' The two groups, whose repeated requests to investigate reports of abuse were rejected or ignored by the U.S. administration for the past two years, are also urging the administration to ban 'stress and duress' interrogation techniques, such as extended sleep deprivation, forced standing or nakedness, or binding detainees in painful positions."

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