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NEW YORK, October 27. /TASS/. A dozen of Nobel Peace Prize laureates have urged US President Barack Obama to declassify information on tortures applied by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in interrogations of suspected terrorists.
In their letter, the laureates urge the release of a long-delayed Senate report on tortures of terrorism suspects, says the New York Times daily that received a copy of the letter.
The program on detentions and questionings of terrorism suspects was carried out during the presidency of George W. Bush within the framework of an anti-terrorism campaign. Several years ago, the US government had to admit its existence and then scrap it.
The message to Obama was signed, in particular, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta, as well as Egyptian diplomat and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaredei. President Obama himself received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
The US authorities have repeatedly come under criticism from international human rights organizations for not declassifying the Senate report. Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Supremacy of Law Konstantin Dolgov said stalling on that was violating the UN Convention Against Torture.