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Gerhard Anders in the Conversation

The overlooked African connection in the US torture debate: the case of Chucky Taylor, son of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.

US precedent of torture conviction: the case of Chucky Taylor.

The release of the report on CIA interrogation practices throws unflattering light on US inconsistency when it comes to torture, and to human rights violations in general.

There is a ludicrous discrepancy between the 97-year sentence for torture against Chucky Taylor and the reluctance to initiate legal proceedings against those who committed or ordered torture in the War against Terror. After all, the US torture statute is written to apply equally to all US citizens.

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