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    UN panel raps US record on torture

    December 01, 2014

    Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.

    The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review of the U.S. record since 2006, expressed concerns about allegations of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, particularly the Chicago Police Department’s treatment of blacks and Latinos.

     

    The report also criticizes the U.S. record on military interrogations, maximum security prisons, illegal migrants and solitary confinement while calling for tougher federal laws to define and outlaw torture, including with detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in Yemen.

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