Published: 2017-06-28 19:23
Last Updated: 2017-06-29 00:00
HRH Prince Zeid Bin Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, warning world powers against undermining civil liberties in the fight against terrorism.
Earlier this year, Trump had mused over bringing back waterboarding, a torture method that simulates drowning, after the Obama administration banned it in the interrogation of detainees in 2009.
The Prince was also critical of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for extrajudicial killings, and of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s threat to change human right laws if they got in the way of the war on terror.