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U.N. human rights experts: Shut down Gitmo “without further delay”

February 15, 2006

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Five U.N. human rights experts recommended the United States close down Guantanamo Bay after concluding the forced-feeding of detainees and other interrogation techniques amounted to acts of torture, according to a draft report obtained on Monday.

The 38-page report, which may be revised after Washington gives its response, accused the United States of denying prisoners the right to due process and attempting to reinterpret some interrogation methods as not constituting torture.

“The U.S. government should close Guantanamo Bay detention facilities without further delay,” the report said. “The U.S. government should either expeditiously bring all Guantanamo Bay detainees to trial … or release them without further delay.”


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