Return of torture causes alarm, as Trump administration rejects leaked document

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on US Congress to intervene in decisions reportedly being made in the new administration of President Donald Trump about reopening of secret detention centers known as “black sites,” where people were tortured as part of the US so-called war on terror.

The US-based rights group voiced concerns after reports emerged that the White House was busy preparing an executive order for the new president to smooth the path for reopening the CIA overseas sites.

The three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” would reportedly repeal measures by the administration of former President Barack Obama that led to closure of the secret sites.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer rejected that the document belonged to the White House.

“I have no idea where it came from,” Spicer (pictured above) said of the document leaked by The Washington Post and The New York Times among others….

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