More posts on Gitmo
I usually don’t do this but there are so many articles about the CIA and torture that I’m borrowing from one of my favorite websites, Citizens for a Legitimate Government. Please click the links to read the stories. ~ DS
Big thanks to: Citizens for a Legitimate Government
BREAKING NEWS AND COMMENTARY
Last updated: 12/09/2007 20:57:26
CIA photos ‘show UK Guantanamo detainee was tortured’ 10 Dec 2007 Lawyers for a British resident who the US government refuses to release from Guantanamo Bay [Binyam Mohammed] have identified the existence of photographs taken by CIA agents that they say show their client suffered horrific injuries under torture.
Family calls on US to free last UK resident in Guantanamo Bay –As four others are released, man who ‘confessed’ under torture may face a military tribunal 09 Dec 2007 Lawyers for Binyam Mohammed al-Habashi, the last UK resident to be imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, last night called on the Foreign Office to exert pressure on the US to free him.
CIA is accused of torture cover-up 09 Dec 2007 The CIA has been accused of covering up the torture of two top ‘Al-Qaeda’ terror suspects after it emerged that White House and justice department officials and senior congressmen warned it against destroying hundreds of hours of videotape of the interrogations in 2003.
CIA Director to Testify About Destroyed Tapes 09 Dec 2007 CIA Director Michael Hayden will testify before Congress on Tuesday amid Democratic fury over the spy agency’s destruction of videotapes that showed terrorism suspects being interrogated using harsh techniques. Democratic Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday Hayden would appear before his committee to talk about interrogation and techniques.
Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002 –In Meetings, Spy Panels’ Chiefs Did Not Protest, Officials Say 09 Dec 2007 In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program… For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques torture interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk. Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding… But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said. “The briefer was specifically asked if the methods were tough enough,” said a U.S. official who witnessed the exchange.
Biden Calls For Special Counsel to Investigate CIA Torture Tapes 09 Dec 2007 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden this morning called for a special counsel to investigate the destruction of videos that showed CIA interrogation of terror suspects. “It appears as though there may be an obstruction of justice charge here, tampering with evidence and destroying evidence,” said Biden, D-Del., on an ABC program.
Text of Letter on Videotape Inquiry By The Associated Press 08 Dec 2007 Text of letter regarding joint DOJ and CIA inquiry into destruction of videotaped CIA interrogations.
Lawyers charge the CIA tortured their client in secret prisons 08 Dec 2007 Lawyers for a terrorism suspect from suburban Baltimore who’s imprisoned at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba claim they have evidence that their client “was subjected to a program of state-sanctioned torture” while he was in CIA custody. The lawyers for Majid Khan are asking a federal court to order the Bush regime to preserve evidence of how their client was treated during his three-plus years in CIA custody, saying they have ample evidence that he was tortured… Defense lawyers Gitanjali Gutierrez and Wells Dixon met with Khan for two weeks in mid-October at Guantanamo, where he’s held in Camp 7, a previously unknown part of the prison that’s reserved for former “ghost detainees”, according to declassified notes of their meetings. CIA censors redacted, or blacked out, whom the lawyers allege ran what they call “The CIA Torture Program.” Censors also blacked out two full pages in which the lawyers argue why, “There is no doubt that Khan was subjected to a program of state-sanctioned torture.”
Joe Biden on The Torture Tape Scandal and Iran
Joe Biden on This Week saying we should have a special counsel to investigate what happened to the destroyed CIA tapes and weighing in on the NIE on Iran and Gingrich’s comments about it.
Added: December 09, 2007