A human rights lawyer has spoken about a potential law breach, which emerged after RNZ revealed this morning that two prisoners, one of them an asthmatic, were “bombed” with pepper spray during their four-month stay in the segregation unit, known as the pound. Lawyer Douglas Ewen said the conditions the women faced at Auckland Region Women’s Correctional Facility may also have breached the International Convention Against Torture. “New Zealand may have a case to answer in torture. Now, that is something that no western nation should ever have to put its hand up and admit.”