torture report

Clash over US torture report

Defenders and critics locked horns Sunday over last week’s release of a US report that aired harrowing new details of America’s torture of “war on terror” detainees, and opened fresh political wounds. The US Senate report released Tuesday said the CIA’s interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects, including beatings, rectal rehydration, and sleep[…]

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ICC must prosecute Bush, Blair

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Finally, shocking revelations about America’s savagery in the inhumane treatment of detainees held at various so-called “black sites” have emerged. A Senate Intelligence Committee report on interrogation tactics used by the CIA after 9/11 has confirmed the fears and suspicion of many about America’s reprehensible conduct.[…]

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CIA chief defends agency after torture report

The head of the US spy agency CIA has defended his agency from accusations in a Senate report that it carried out tortures on terrorism suspects with no security benefits to the country. John Brennan said on Thursday that while his agency “fell short of holding accountable some officers” who[…]

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Chilling methods used in CIA torture sessions

Sleep deprivation for over a week, beatings, shackling, and waterboarding — a litany of the cruel methods used by the Bush-era CIA to interrogate Al-Qaeda terror suspects was exposed Tuesday. The shocking report released by the US Senate found that the techniques employed by the Central Intelligence Agency were “far more[…]

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