The US House of Representatives has voted to investigate the US role in torture prisons in Yemen - and want Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to find out.

The Associated Press says hundreds of men, captured in the hunt for al-Qaeda fighters in southern Yemen, disappeared into a secret network of prisons.

Human Rights Watch found that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its allies detained and tortured hundreds of people in their three-year war against Houthi rebels. The UAE denies the allegations.

So, have US forces broken the law by torturing suspects during interrogation?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Kristine Beckerle - Yemen and UAE researcher, Human Rights Watch

Hakim Al Masmari - editor-in-chief, Yemen Post

Nabeel Khouri - former US diplomat and former deputy chief of mission in Yemen

Source: Al Jazeera News