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Thursday, October 06, 2005

US senate approves prohibition of prisoner abuse

Today, despite rumours since July to the contrary, Bush's administration will not veto an amendment that would prohibit the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" against anyone in U.S. government custody. Instead senators will vote 90-9 to approve the amendment. The proposal also requires all service members to follow procedures in the Army Field Manual when they detain and interrogate terrorism suspects.

The nine senators who will vote against the amendment are:

  1. Alan Wayne Allard (R-CO)
  2. Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond (R-MO)
  3. Thomas Allen Coburn (R-OK)
  4. William Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  5. John Cornyn III (R-TX)
  6. James Mountain Inhofe (R-OK)
  7. Charles Patrick Roberts (R-KS)
  8. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL)
  9. Theodore Fulton Stevens (R-AK)
Senator Jon Stevens Corzine (D-NJ) will not be present for the vote.


Blogger teh l4m3 said...

James "Outraged At The Outrage" Inhofe? Say it ain't so...

7/11/05 9:01 am  

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