John Kiriakou, the 14-year former CIA veteran sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after disclosing the agency’s torture program, was released Tuesday to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison over his decision to reveal details about the CIA’s post-9/11 torture tactics to the press, a disclosure that also leaked the name of a covert officer. His sentence began February 28, 2013, at the Loretto Federal Correctional Institution near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will officially finish in August 2015.
In a tweet posted Tuesday, Kiriakou is seen smiling with his children. He referenced Martin Luther King Jr. in the post, writing, “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty. I’m free at last.”
Kiriakou first revealed details about the CIA’s torture program – such as the…
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