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Great Britain: No Trust For US Torture Representations

NOTE: The launch of Oxdown Gazette will be slightly delayed. We’ve found a couple of "ghosts in the code." We’ll post an update soon as we can.


The UK issued a blunt warning regarding US torture, centering around waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques." Following Canada’s earlier lead, this will have wide-ranging implications, including:

A change in approach would have implications for the extradition of prisoners to the US, particularly in terror cases, as a United Nations convention bars the return of individuals to states where they are at risk of being tortured.

This is the level to which we have sunk.

After years of the Cheney/Addington torture agenda, and marginalizing anyone who stood up for the rule of law, we have landed on the non-extradition list. Shameful.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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