TITLE

A Torturous Decision

AUTHOR(S)
Rosen, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
New York;5/11/2009, Vol. 42 Issue 16, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the possible prosecution of individuals involved in authorizing the torture of prisoners. It focuses on legal issues involved in the decision facing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Issues cited include the intentions of the people who wrote the authorizing memoranda and of the people who ordered the torture. The article states that prosecution for war crimes is unlikely to be successful, but prosecution for obstruction of justice could be successful.
ACCESSION #
39655919

 

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