Sands: Everyone in UK agrees waterboarding ‘is torture in all circumstances.’

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Testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, British international law professor Philippe Sands said that waterboarding is “torture in all circumstances”:

There’s no one I can think of in the United Kingdom who would not immediately conclude that the use of waterboarding, which is creating the misperception of suffocation, is torture in all circumstances.

In his book Torture Team, released in May, Sands wrote that the “architects of torture” in the Bush administration have refused to acknowledge that they were “complicit in the commission of a crime.”


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