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General News Wed, 3 Dec 2003

U.S. Exporting "Tools of Torture" To Ghana -AI

According to a new Amnesty International report released on Tuesday, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is violating the spirit of its own export policy by approving the sale of tools to countries known to use them to torture detainees.

The U.S. Department of Commerce last year approved licenses for exports of discharge-type weapons, including electro-shock stun guns, shock batons, and similar devices, to 45 countries, among them a large number where the State Department has reported the use of torture against detainees, including Ghana, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, India.... Read Full story

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