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Al Qaeda Suspect Will Be Treated Humanely, White House Says

The White House said today that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected organizer of the Sept. 11 attacks who was captured over the weekend in Pakistan, will be interrogated humanely. “The standard for any type of interrogation of somebody in American custody is to be humane and to follow all international laws and accords dealing with this type subject,” President Bush’s chief spokesman, Ari Fleischer, said. “That is precisely what has been happening and exactly what will happen,” Mr. Fleischer said. Mr. Fleischer was responding to a query on how much pressure and what kind of pressure the president thinks should be applied to Mr. Mohammed to obtain information on the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. There was no discussion during the news briefing on how rigorous the interrogation could be and still be considered “humane” under American standards of justice. Full Story

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