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The world reacts to Senate report on CIA interrogation methods.

Washington, Safar 18, 1436, Dec 10, 2014, SPA -- A US Senate report on torture practices used by

the CIA has sparked anger and condemnation. Here are some of the

reactions, dpa reported:

- British Prime Minister David Cameron: "Torture is wrong - torture

is always wrong. Those of us who want to see ... this extremism

defeated won't succeed if we lose our moral authority, if we lose the

things that make our systems work and our countries successful.

Obviously after 9/11, there were things that happened that were wrong

- and we should be clear about the fact they were wrong."

- Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski, who was in office

when the CIA allegedly used secret prisons in Poland to interrogate

security prisoners: "We agreed to cooperation with intelligence

agencies, but there was no permission of torture."

- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who said those tortured included

Afghans: "There is no justification for the torture of a human being.

... The report is shocking. All the human rights, the US laws and the

international human rights laws have been trampled."

- Former Polish prime minister Leszek Miller: "People should not be

aggravated by the fight against terrorism but by terrorism itself.

Everyone complains about the fate of murderers when they should talk

about the rights of the victims of terrorism."

- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: "In

all countries, if someone commits murder, they are prosecuted and

jailed. If they commit rape or armed robbery, they are prosecuted and

jailed. If they order, enable or commit torture - recognized as a

serious international crime - they cannot simply be granted impunity

because of political expediency."

- Chinese state-run television: "America is neither a role model nor

a qualified referee on human rights issues in other countries as it

pretends to be."

- Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski: "The report should also make

us look closely on the political control and supervision of

intelligence agencies in Poland. It is a serious problem when it

turns out that [political leaders] are not in the know about such

serious problems."

- Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus, whose country

reportedly allowed the CIA to run prison facilities: "I was assured

by top-ranking officials of our security agencies that there is no

prison in Lithuania and that nobody ever delivered the prisoners. I

then said that all the information I had collected proves once again

that no prisoners were brought to Lithuania, ... and until I see

documents before my eyes about someone secretly bringing prisoners

into Lithuania, I will stick to my position that there were no

prisons or prisoners in Lithuania."

- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the daily Bild

newspaper in an interview: "Such a gross violation of our liberal,

democratic values must not be repeated."

-- SPA

20:45 LOCAL TIME 17:45 GMT

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