2014-03-13T204904Z_1_CBREA2C1LU200_RTROPTP_2_USA-CIA-INTERROGATIONS

U.N. rights watchdog urges release of Senate report on CIA torture

U.S. Senator Feinstein turns to talk to reporters as she walks to the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights watchdog called on the United States on Thursday to release a report on a Bush-era interrogation program at the heart of a dispute between the CIA and a Senate panel. Critics, including experts on the U.N. civil and political rights panel, say the CIA program set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States included harsh interrogation methods that constituted torture banned by international law. The U.N. Human Rights Committee began a two-day examination of the U.S. record on Thursday, its first scrutiny since 2006, attended by nearly 80 activist groups. “It would appear that a Senator Dianne Feinstein claims that the computers of the Senate have been hacked into in the context of this investigation,” Victor Manuel Rodriguez-Rescia, a committee member from Costa Rica, told the U.S. delegation.

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