US to be Pilloried for Torture

The secret CIA detentions, the situation in the prison built in Guantanamo Bay, occupied on territory against the will of the Cuban government and people, the mistreatment of migrants and police brutality are among the issues that the US will have to discuss with the UN Committee against Torture

By: Juventud Rebelde

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2014-11-07 | 13:47:07 EST
US to be Pilloried for Torture.US to be Pilloried for Torture. Photo: UPIZoom
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 6. The secret CIA detentions, the situation in Guantanamo Bay, the mistreatment of migrants and police brutality are among the issues that the US will have to discuss with the UN Committee against Torture, it was reported here.

According to a press release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the northern country will be submitted on the 12th and 13th of this month to review by the committee of ten experts, responsible for ensuring compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Punishment, PL reports.

Last Monday the organization responsible to follow up the instrument adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in 1984, to which belong 156 of the 193 member states of the UN body, began a new session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In the fray are violations and illegalities committed by the US in recent years in its campaign against terrorism.

Among the possible topics for discussions with the US delegation and representatives of nongovernmental organizations excel the extraterritorial measures and secret CIA detentions as part of that crusade.

Other concerns are the indefinite detentions without charge or trial in the prison built at Guantanamo Bay, occupied on territory against the will of the Cuban government and people.

US digital publication Common Dreams reported that on Wednesday Fawzi al Odah, 37 years old, was transferred to Kuwait, his nation of origin, after being released by the Pentagon fom that prison. According to AFP, Al Odah was arrested in 2001 in northern Pakistan and handed over to the US occupation troops.

Rounding out the issues to discuss are; the US interrogation program, the investigation and the criminal prosecution of those responsible for torture and inhumane treatment of detainees, the application of the death penalty, prolonged solitary confinement and sexual violence in the military.

The CAT Committee will also review in the current session, Sweden, the Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Burundi, Croatia and Kazakhstan.

Translated by ESTI

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