UK: Reaction to Mori opinion poll on torture
â€œThese are deeply worrying findings. Letâ€™s be clear what we are talking about here: this is not about whether evidence is useful. This is about whether it is okay to throw someone in a cell and inflict pain and terror upon them until they â€˜breakâ€™ and tell their tormentors what they want to hear.
â€œTorture is an abhorrent practice and is never acceptable - no matter what the circumstances, no matter who is the torturer or the victim.
â€œPeople are losing sight of the horrific reality of torture â€“ enabling the UK to turn a blind eye to other countriesâ€™ torture records by seeking â€˜Memoranda of Understandingâ€™ with countries like Algeria.
â€œWhat this country should be doing is opposing torture in all its forms and helping to root out the practice around the world, not undermining the global ban on torture.â€
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