U.N. expert says U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 8:43 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Former President Barack Obama ended the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" via executive order in January 2009, but Melzer said the historic use of torture in CIA custody had not yet led to prosecutions or compensation for victims.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)