Torture in Iraq is reportedly worse now than it was under deposed president Saddam Hussein, the United Nations’ chief anti-torture expert said Thursday.
Manfred Nowak described a situation where militias, insurgent groups, government forces and others disregard rules on the humane treatment of prisoners.
“What most people tell you is that the situation as far as torture is concerned now in Iraq is totally out of hand,” said Nowak, the global body’s special investigator on torture.
Horrors. Disregarding rules on the rules on the humane treatment of prisoners. What next?
Perhaps rewriting the Geneva Conventions? Allowing evidence obtained from torture as evidence in criminal trials?
Silliness I know. No civilized nation, no matter how brutal, would sink to that.