MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, sentenced to 30 months in prison for disclosing the agency's torture practices, has been released from jail, he said in a post on Twitter.
Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty. I'm free at last. MLK Jr (and John Kiriakou). pic.twitter.com/hoPgbjFyAZ— John Kiriakou (@JohnKiriakou) 4 февраля 2015
Kiriakou's sentence started in February 2013 and will last until August 2015.
Kiriakou revealed in 2007 that the CIA used waterboarding during the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects. In 2012, he disclosed classified information about the identity of a covert CIA officer. He served part of his prison sentence at a detention facility in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
The report covered CIA activity from 2001 to 2006 and revealed that employees of US intelligence agencies subjected detainees to waterboarding, threats of sexual assault, prolonged sleep deprivation and mock executions, among other torture techniques.