March 9, 2016

US blocks UN investigation of torture in its prisons

ABC - A U.N. expert on torture, degrading and inhuman treatment is decrying "unsatisfactory results" following years of efforts to visit prisons in the United States.

Special rapporteur Juan Mendez says U.S. officials continue to set what he considers excessively strict conditions for his visits, such as on which inmates he could see.

Mendez told reporters Wednesday: "If I accept terms like that, every other government is going to demand the same treatment, and rightly so."

1 comment:

Corey said...

US blocks UN investigation of torture in its prisons: Of course they do, US doesn't aknowledge the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nor the International Criminal Court. Being legally bound, is not something the USGov supports, even if it something they created, supported, sustain, and expect all others countries too! Hell, they don't even support ending the use of land mines that leaves hundreds with missing limbs, most being children from what I understand. I am surprised there has not been more attacks on US soil. Ironically, the group with the least amount of participants, has done the most damage, with everlasting negative effects to Americans, the 19 men on 911. Pearl Harbor, War of 1812, pale in comparison on all sides.