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|Two legal rights groups asked the United Nations to investigate allegations that Spanish and US officials collaborated to quash criminal probes into whether the Bush administration authorized illegal killings and torture of terrorism suspects. 'When arguably the leading human rights country in the world is engaged in torture and then gives impunity to those torturers, it sends a pretty bad message,' said Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights' president emeritus. He said the groups were turning to the UN because 'it's very hard to hold the U.S. accountable in any forum in the world.'|
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