Torture is abhorrent. It is barbaric and inhumane. It can never be justified. It is wrong, self-defeating and poisons the rule of law, replacing it with terror. No one is safe when governments allow its use.
Qatar's laws do not limit the number of hours a day or the number of days a week that domestic workers can be asked to work. At its worst extreme, the abuse of domestic workers can involve physical and sexual abuse.
Amnesty International USA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urge the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to recommend the repeal of Section 702 as well as other measures to substantially reform US surveillance practices.
International law strictly prohibits the use of torture and other ill-treatment, and stipulates that governments are responsible for investigating torture allegations, bringing criminal proceedings in torture cases and compensating the victims....