Dennis Johnson, one of the founders of Melville House Publishing, called the CIA Torture Report "probably the most important government document of our generation, even one of the most significant in the history of our democracy” and announced the publishing of the report as an e-book and a paperbook.
WASHINGTON, December 30 (Sputnik) — The US Senate Intelligence Committee's 500-page report on CIA "enhanced interrogation" practices was released as an e-book and a paperback with a circulation of 50,000 copies by Melville House Publishing on Tuesday.
“We felt it was our duty to try and get this report out there to the widest possible audience," Dennis Johnson, one of the publishing company's founders said in a statement, calling the report "probably the most important government document of our generation, even one of the most significant in the history of our democracy.”
See what the CIA didn't want you to know — the ONLY fully searchable e-version of the torture report — tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/5rnJhUFoOV
On December 9, the US Senate Intelligence Committee issued a 500-page summary of the report, featuring investigation details into the CIA interrogation techniques applied to alleged al-Qaeda members in the period of George W. Bush's presidency. The report describes a wide range of CIA torture practices, such as waterboarding, mock executions, prolonged sleep deprivation, threat of sexual abuse, threats against family and other tactics.
In addition, it has been revealed that the CIA has not been fully informing the US public and authorities of the brutal nature of its interrogations. The full report of more than 6,000 pages is still classified.
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