On December 9, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary report that included more than 500 pages of the investigation into the CIA interrogation techniques that were used on alleged al-Qaeda agents, following the 9/11 attacks on Washington and New York.
Individuals participating in or affiliated with the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) enhanced interrogation program must face the consequences of their actions, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Attorney Steven Watt told Sputnik.
The full version of the Senate Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program hasn't been released, advocacy group OpenTheGovernment.org fellow claimed.
US President Barack Obama needs to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility to end the suffering of detainees victimized by CIA torture techniques, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hana Hussain told Sputnik during a rally in Washington, DC.
The US Department of Justice must speak out against Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture practices, Amnesty International Director of Security with Human Rights Naureen Shah told Sputnik in an interview.
The torture practices by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have wreaked havoc on people across the globe, Witness Against Torture (WAT) organizer Jeremy Varon and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Director Jennifer Wicks told Sputnik.
A vast majority of people around the world say they are opposed to the US government’s enhanced interrogation techniques following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and consider them torture, according to a new poll released by Pew Research Center on Tuesday.
Several US medical experts arguing that the CIA's internal limits on human research may have been violated by the post-September 11, 2001, program of extraordinary renditions, detentions and interrogations, Guardian said.
A US capital district judge has ruled that the full version of the US Senate report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during its anti-terror campaign will stay off-limits to the public.
There may be more lawsuits filed against the countries involved in the CIA torture program after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Poland to pay damages to terror suspects detained in a CIA-run secret facility in the country, a human rights group official told Sputnik on Friday.
The independent investigation by attorney David Hoffman will determine whether the American Psychological Association (APA) was actually involved in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) torture program, APA Public Communications Deputy Executive Director Kim Mills told Sputnik.
Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu allowed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate torture sites within his country because he was the leader of a puppet state whose marching orders came from Washington, former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern told Sputnik.
The United States authored a worldwide network of black sites during the War on Terror and exported a policy of torturing enemy combatants, former senior executive at the National Security Agency (NSA) and whistleblower Thomas Drake told Sputnik.
UK's Intelligence and Security Committee claims that the redactions made to the report on CIA torture practices did not concern London's awareness of the mistreatment of detainees.
John Kiriakou is out of prison two years after his conviction under The Espionage Act. In his first exclusive interview after his release, Kiriakou talked to Sputnik about torture, prison life and whistleblower protections and how torture committed by the CIA “was official U.S. policy.”
Ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou revealed in 2007 that the CIA used waterboarding during the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects. In February 2013, he was sentenced until August 2015.
Unless those responsible for CIA torture are held accountable, the door to future abuses will remain open, Amnesty International said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Amnesty International published its report outlining Europe's role in secret CIA torture operations. The governments cited in the report include Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Germany, Macedonia and the UK, the last has been described as the "most important US ally" in CIA operations.
The rights group issued its report in the wake of the December 2014 US government "torture report", documenting secret CIA detention centers in Lithuania, Poland and Romania. Other CIA allies named in the illegal counter-terrorism operations include the United Kingdom, Germany and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The PEN American Center commented on the recent US Justice Department’s decision not to force New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal confidential sources in testimony in a CIA leak case, saying that it marks the beginning of a new approach to press freedom.
Massachusetts Congressman said that a larger portion of the US Senate Intelligence report on enhanced interrogation techniques should be declassified and released to the public.