The world reacts to Senate report on CIA interrogation methods.
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
- 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."
20:45 LOCAL TIME 17:45 GMT
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|Date:||Dec 10, 2014|
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