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    On Tuesday, the US Senate Intelligence Committee was expected to release a 600-page summary of a detailed investigation into CIA interrogation techniques that were used on alleged al-Qaeda agents in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

    NEW YORK, December 9 (Sputnik) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday called for ongoing probes into US torture practices to continue after the as-yet unreleased report on the CIA's post-9/11 use of the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques".

    "Two US administrations have kept the extent of abuses by the CIA program from the American public for far too long," Laura Pitter, the group's national security advisor, told Sputnik. "We hope the release of the summary will be the beginning, not the end, of investigations into US torture to ensure it never happens again."

    On Tuesday, the US Senate Intelligence Committee was expected to release a 600-page summary of a detailed investigation into CIA interrogation techniques that were used on alleged al-Qaeda agents in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

    Security has been boosted at US facilities around the world this week ahead of the release of the controversial report amid fears that new evidence of waterboarding and other forms of torture will incite revenge attacks against the United States.

    The report has reignited a debate in Washington over what constitutes torture, and whether those working in the administration of former President George W. Bush were defending the nation from further attacks or trampling on international laws and human rights.

    CIA Torture Report (96)


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