U.N.: U.S. should close Guantanamo prison

posted on May 19, 2006 | in Category International | PermaLink

Original author: Associated Press Source: MSNBC URL: [link] Date: May 19, 2006 U.N.: U.S. should close Guantanamo prison Panel urges U.S. to 'eradicate' torture, stop using secret detention facilities

GENEVA - The United States should close its prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and avoid using secret detention facilities in its war on terror, a U.N. panel report released Friday said. In an 11-page report on its review of U.S. adherence to the Treaty Against Torture, the committee said detainees should not be returned to any state where they could face a “real risk” of being tortured. "The state party should cease to detain any person at Guantanamo Bay and close the detention facility," said the U.N. Committee Against Torture, a panel of 10 independent experts on adherence to the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

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