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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homeland Security Chief: We Were Wrong to Torture

The first head of the Department of Homeland Security - Tom Ridge - has agreed with the recent report by the International Commission of Jurists which said that anti-terror measures worldwide had seriously undermined international human rights law.

Ridge also said that even terrorism suspects are entitled to due process.

And Ridge acknowleged that waterboarding is torture.

For background information, see this and this and this.

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