The U.S. embassies in Afghanistan and Thailand are warning of the potential for anti-American protests and violence in the aftermath of the release a Senate report outlining harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terrorist suspects.
In identical notices to Americans in the two countries, the embassies said the release of the report "could prompt anti-U.S. protests and violence against U.S. interests, including private U.S. citizens."
Afghanistan and Thailand were host to two of the secret facilities where prisoners were interrogated with methods
the report calls torture.
The notices urged Americans to be alert to their surrounding and take appropriate safety precautions, including avoiding demonstrations or confrontational situations.
It was not immediately clear if other embassies would issue similar warnings.
Critics say the report the report is incorrect and could be dangerous, putting U.S. Marines at American embassies around the world on high alert, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reported.
Meanwhile, a United Nations human rights expert called for prosecution of CIA officers and other U.S. government officials who planned and authorized the harsh interrogation techniques.
Ben Emmerson, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said "the U.S. is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice."
Emmerson said the Senate report exposed a "clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the Bush Administration" and 카지노사이트
it is "now time to take action."
"The fact that the policies revealed in this report were authorized at a high level within the U.S. government provides no excuse whatsoever," Emmerson said. "Indeed, it reinforces the need for criminal accountability."