CIA report: ‘Torture is a crime and those responsible must be brought to justice’ ~ Oliver Laughland in New York, The Guardian.
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other rights advocates say prosecutions must follow Senate’s CIA torture report
The former US vice-president Dick Cheney has defended the CIA torture programme as ‘absolutely, totally justified’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters
The UN, human rights activists and legal experts have renewed calls for the Obama administration to prosecute US officials responsible for the CIA torture programme revealed in extensive detail following the release of a damning report by the Senate intelligence committee.
The report, released on Tuesday, found the CIA misled the White House, the Justice Department, Congress and the public over a torture programme that was both ineffective…
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