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."

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

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August 30, 2012