TortureLeaks: diplomatic conspiracy

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scrambling to contain fallout from the leak of secret diplomatic cables yesterday. She will have some "face-to-face explaining" to do at a European security summit in Kazakhstan. (photo CBC News)

"We have long known that both the Bush and Obama administrations have shielded perpetrators of torture and rendition from accountability for their illegal acts. We now know that U.S. diplomats have also sought to shut down accountability efforts abroad. The United States' employment of diplomatic pressure to influence the legal proceedings of a democratic ally was improper and unseemly, particularly where the goal of that interference was to shield U.S. officials from accountability for torture. - Ben Wizner, Litigation Director of the ACLU National Security Project

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