Carter says U.S. tortures prisoners

The United States tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Carter said Wednesday.
Former President Carter says the U.S. “has abandoned the basic principle of human rights.”
“I don’t think it. I know it,” Carter told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned the basic principle of human rights,” Carter said. “We’ve said that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to those people in Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo, and we’ve said we can torture prisoners and deprive them of an accusation of a crime to which they are accused.”

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