US Congress Introduces Anti-Torture Amendment

The U.S. Senate is considering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would take critical steps to prevent a return to U.S. torture. Amnesty International USA activists are calling on Senators to do the right thing to end this American Torture Story.

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have just introduced legislation to help ensure the American Torture Story is never repeated. The legislation – introduced as an amendment to a defense authorization bill – would require interrogations of all U.S. detainees to adhere to a common rulebook, which bans “techniques” like waterboarding and forced nudity.

More here.

The amendment is a needed legislative reform, and comes not a moment too soon. Just last week we learned shocking new allegations of sexual abuse and waterboarding of Majid Khan, a detainee who was held in the agency’s secret detention program and who remains at Guantanamo.

A new report by Reuters reveals even more excruciating methods

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