I have the same feelings. On the surface, the anti-torture legislation looks obviously wonderful; this is a bad sign. Common sense often fails us. Another issue to consider is the fact that Israel, while being a fully democratic and pretty much "left European" country, does allow limited torture (or what it considers torture), albeit strictly legislated. (I am sure the reality is different, as usual, and there is more torture in Israel than what is legally allowed, but that is a different issue.)
This is a loaded issue, one which is difficult to discuss with or without having first-hand experience.
(What's a first-hand experience at torture, anyway?)