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    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States to adhere to international human rights conventions.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States to adhere to international human rights conventions  after the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released documents on its former Detention and Interrogation program.

    "We saw the corresponding reports. To be honest, I am shocked by the details the documents contain…. The relevant sides should respect the Geneva convention [on human rights] and other international conventions and guarantee prisoners' basic rights," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a press briefing.

    On Tuesday, CIA released some 50 declassified documents on its former "Detention and Interrogation" program in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). According to ACLU, the documents "underscore the cruelty of the methods the agency used in its secret, overseas black sites" under the Bush administration.


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