Dec. 3, 2004

U.S. Admits Torture Used to Obtain Evidence Against Terrorists

U.S. Admits Torture Used to Obtain Evidence Against Terrorists By Staff and Wire Reports Dec 3, 2004, 07:07 Evidence gained by torture can be used by the U.S. military in deciding whether to imprison a foreigner indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an enemy combatant, the government concedes. Statements produced under torture have been inadmissible in U.S. courts for about 70 years. But the U.S. military panels reviewing the detention of 550 foreigners as enemy combatants at the U.S. naval base in Cuba are allowed to use such evidence, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Brian Boyle acknowledged at a U.S. District Court hearing Thursday." continued.....

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