Marine One, carrying US President Donald Trump, apporaches to land on the South Lawn upon return to the White House on March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN
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A U.N. human rights expert Friday voiced alarm that U.S. President Donald Trump might allow torture in interrogations and called for senior officials from George W. Bush's administration to be prosecuted for allowing the illegal practice.U.S. officials responsible for the secret detention, rendition and torture programs run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) included "those in the most senior positions" under Bush, said Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism.Trump's nominee to be the director of national intelligence, former Republican Senator Dan Coats, has raised concerns over his record on the previous U.S. use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, which are widely seen as torture.
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