US allows use of evidence gained by torture

The ABC (the Australian one of course) is reporting that the US will permit the use of evidence gained by torture against individuals at Guantanamo Bay.

Deputy associate Attorney-General, Brian Boyle, has told the District Court in Washington DC, that the Guantanamo review panels are allowing such evidence.

This appears to be an implicit acknowledgement of the practice of rendering prisoners to countries that do practice torture in return for their confessions, even though obtaining evidence under torture is illegal in the US itself (though the US refuses to sign up to a system allowing inspections of prisons). The allegations about this behaviour are not new, but this new admission is still quite a horrible relevation.

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