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USA: Department of Defense prohibits evidence obtained by torture

On 24 March, the Department of Defense issued a Military Commission Instruction, prohibiting the prosecution from presenting statements obtained through torture and prohibiting their admission by the Commission. The Instruction was criticized by human rights organisations for falling short of creating any legal rights for the accused and for failing to prohibit use of evidence obtained using cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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