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Obama 'Bottles Up' Torture Probes

July 2, 2009

The Obama administration is moving to “bottle up” the pressure for exacting accountability from ex-President George W. Bush and his subordinates for their policy of torturing detainees in U.S. custody, says Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Ratner says President Barack Obama has presented increasing resistance to releasing relevant documents and his administration has shown no sign that it is willing to fulfill the U.S. government’s duty to prosecute officials responsible for  torturing “war on terror” detainees.

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“This administration is doing everything it can to bottle up and cover over any kind of look at the torture program.” Ratner said, but he noted that international pressure continues to build.

For instance, Ratner noted that UN human rights advocate Navi Pillay recently said senior officials implicated in torture must be held accountable if a nation is to be considered civilized. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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