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Canada: America's silent partner in crime
Description: Standing straight with his arms stretched out, international law expert Michael Byers poses as one would if strapped to a water board. Dripping water into a wet cloth over a suspect’s face essentially gives one the impression of drownin
Date: 05 February 2006
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Source: Kamloops This Week
Standing straight with his arms stretched out, international law expert Michael Byers poses as one would if strapped to a water board.
Dripping water into a wet cloth over a suspect’s face essentially gives one the impression of drowning, he said, and is a popular torture technique among interrogators.


Water-boarding, along with other internationally recognized methods of torture, is against International Criminal Court (ICC) statutes, is recognized internationally as a war crime and is admittedly practised by our neighbour to the south, said Byers during a lecture Tuesday at Thompson Rivers University.
And he accuses Canada of being a silent partner in America’s questionable War on Terror, by sitting back and being complacent to its big brother’s global bullying.



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