BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) — China on Friday lashed out at the United States for prisoner abuse at “black web pages,” calling its “increased interrogation procedures” brutal and horrifying.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Company (CIA) has set up these black web-sites in lots of nations around the world under the pretext of its “War on Terror.” Alleged terrorists are secretly positioned in arbitrary detention and confessions are extorted by torture, which has drawn widespread criticism from the international community, Chinese international ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian informed a typical push briefing.
The Guardian reported that, according to a freshly declassified report, a detainee at a mystery CIA detention web-site in Afghanistan was used as a residing prop to train trainee interrogators, who lined up to take turns at knocking his head against a plywood wall and dousing him with ice-cold drinking water. The torture has left him devastated both physically and mentally.
“The notorious Guantanamo Bay, the Bagram jail in Afghanistan and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq are caught up in prisoner abuse scandals, with the use of brutal and horrifying ‘enhanced interrogation strategies,’ which includes waterboarding and sleep deprivation,” Zhao explained.
Zhao called the black web pages “standard illustrations of the U.S. trampling on the rule of legislation and violating human rights.” He reported the report from the Prices of War Project of the Watson Institute for Global and Public Affairs at Brown University unveiled at the starting of 2022 famous that, pursuing the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. orchestrated a system of black web pages in at the very least 54 nations around the world and regions across the entire world. More than 100,000 people ended up detained at these web sites, including Muslims, women and young children. U.S. taxpayers are shelling out 540 million U.S. dollars a yr just to detain prisoners at Guantanamo.
“However, not a one U.S. official has so significantly been held to account for devising, authorizing or utilizing the key detention and torture system,” Zhao explained.
He said the U.S. government has absent even even more to address up and deny its crimes versus and violations of human rights. In 2020, right after the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Courtroom (ICC) mentioned that the U.S. forces and the CIA may possibly have committed war crimes with prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, the U.S. leveled sanctions and imposed visa limitations on many officers, including the chief prosecutor of the ICC.
In 2021, just after the UN Committee From Torture claimed that the CIA black web-sites are rife with torture, the U.S. federal government refused to disclose relevant details, citing confidentiality.
“Info discuss louder than words,” Zhao reported, noting that the U.S. black web sites all over the globe entirely suggest that the U.S. has no ideal to place a finger at any other place in the title of democracy and human rights.
“What the U.S. must do is straight away abolish its black sites all more than the world, earnestly replicate on its crimes, apologize to and compensate for the victims, and hold individuals who authorized and carried out torture accountable,” Zhao stated. ■