Human Rights Group Denounces End of Torture Investigation

August 30, 2012, New York – In response today’s announcement that the Department of Justice has closed, without charges, investigations of CIA interrogations of two detainees who died in U.S. custody oversees, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

"Once again, the United States has shown it is committed to absolving itself of any responsibility for its crimes over the past decade. Today’s announcement belies U.S. claims that it can be trusted to hold accountable Americans who have perpetrated torture and other human rights abuses, and underscores the need for independent investigations elsewhere, such as the investigation underway in Spain, to continue. Impunity does not always cross borders."

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August 30, 2012