British law lords: No torture, please, we're british !

British law lords ruled unanimously: evidence obtained under torture couldn't be used in a court and is to be discarded: "It is inconsistent with the most rudimentary notions of fairness to blindfold a man and then impose a standard which only the sighted could hope to meet."

''There was division among the law lords, however, about the precise level of proof required to rule out evidence derived from torture. The three most senior judges wanted all evidence, where there was even a risk of torture, to be excluded. The other four were less sweeping. They ruled that where there was a probability of torture, evidence would be excluded, but where it was only a possibility, the evidence should be admissible in the interests of national security. ''

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