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House Republicans threaten Senate detainees amendment

[JURIST] House Republicans said Friday they will resist a Senate amendment [JURIST document] to a $445 million military appropriations bill [JURIST report] that would require the US military to follow stricter rules when conducting detainee interrogations. The amendment, approved by the Senate [JURIST report] in a 90-9 vote on Wednesday, was omitted from the House version of HR 2863 currently under consideration. It specifically bans “cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment” of any person detained by the US government regardless of their location, and requires that military personnel follow procedures dictated by the Army Field Manual. President Bush has threatened to veto [JURIST report] any amended version of the spending bill that contains the detainee amendment. AP has more.

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