Kate Allen, Amnesty's UK director, said the world's leading democracies would surrender the moral high ground if they entertained the use of torture or "outsourced" torture as the Americans were doing.
Kate Allen is the former partner of Ken Livingstone. So what do great defenders of human rights do in their free time? Well....
Friends said the pair were a devoted couple. He took her by Eurostar to a Paris restaurant to celebrate her 43rd birthday and they spent a holiday in Cuba.
Well at least no one can accuse Fidel Castro of outsourcing the torture.