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Torture isn’t just morally wrong—it doesn’t work

It’s counter-productive to counter-terrorism

By Rupert Stone  

US President Donald Trump ©Pete Marovich/DPA/PA Images

US President Donald Trump has been in office for a week and a half and has already issued hardline executive orders on trade, healthcare and immigration. A draft executive order also emerged that appeared to pave the way for a return to the programme of torture and secret detention launched by the CIA after 9/11.

However, that order is only a draft, and it has been disavowed by the White House. On Friday, at a conference…

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