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    Amnesty Int'l: US Continues to Violate Human Rights Under CIA Program

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    The United States continues to violate human rights as part of the secret detention program operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as well as at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a rights group said in a report.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — Amnesty International also slammed Washington for continuing to detain alleged criminals without charge or trial at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

    "By the end of the year [2015], no action had been taken to end the impunity for the systematic human rights violations committed in the secret detention programme operated by the CIA, under authorization granted by former President George W. Bush after the attacks of 11 September 2001,"  the rights group said in its annual report 2015/2016.

    The annual report targeted US law enforcement's repeated excessive use of force, such as using Tasers on unarmed victims, which has resulted in at least 670 deaths since 2001.

    Washington’s policies and violations of migrants’, women’s and prisoners’ rights were also criticized by the Amnesty International.

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