Wednesday, June 17, 2015

USA: Senate Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Prevent Torture - NEWS

June 16, 2015
Human Rights First
     Washington, D.C.—"Human Rights First today praised the passage of an historic bipartisan amendment that prevents the future use of torture by any U.S. government agency. The legislation, introduced last week by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as an amendment of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, would ensure that the use of torture or cruel treatment is never again the official policy of the United States. The amendment was passed overwhelmingly with a vote of 78-21 in the Senate."