"It only means that there is need for an impartial and independent investigation."
"That torture is still practiced in Iraq after Saddam Hussein, that is no secret. It is shocking, but on the other hand, we have received allegations of these secret (detention) places in Iraq already for quite a long time."
"Every secret place of detention is usually a higher risk for ill treatment, that the danger of secrecy."
"I haven't heard that before. ... It's a new allegation."
"It makes no sense (to go). You cannot do a fact-finding mission without talking to the detainees."
"They say they have nothing to hide. If they have nothing to hide, why should we not be able to speak with detainees?"
"The only condition that we did not accept was that we would have no access to detainees and I am very confident that since we accepted the invitation in the spirit of compromise, the United States will compromise,"
"Torture and ill treatment are systematically practiced in Nepal by the police, armed police and the Royal Nepal Army in order to extract confessions and to obtain intelligence, among others things,"
"Torture is practiced systematically by the security forces, ... This was admitted by high officials of both the army and police."
"If there is a substantial risk in a certain country like Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, etc., then diplomatic assurances cannot be used. If a country usually and systematically practices torture, then of course they would deny they were doing it because it is absolutely prohibited."