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Parliament’s Joint Human Rights Committee has called for an independent inquiry into allegations that the British Government was complicit in acts of torturing terror suspects.
The cross-party group of MPs and peers examined details of several cases where it was alleged individuals detained as terror suspects were mistreated by Britain’s allies abroad.
Shadow foreign secretary William Hague said: “The Government’s failure to answer growing questions about torture and rendition are damaging the good name of this country.”
If some people have to be tortured to protect this country, so be it and I would expect my Government to take all and any means to protect me.
How else do we extract information?
"if I take a Bunsen burner to the guy's genitals, he's going to tell you just about anything," which would be pointless.
Aside from its immorality and its illegality, says Herrington, torture is simply "not a good way to get information." In his experience, nine out of 10 people can be persuaded to talk with no "stress methods" at all, let alone cruel and unusual ones.
Originally posted by FreebornAnd if that was the case we would fail to gain valuable information that could help save lives and shorten the war.