TITLE

Justice Department Gives Torturers a Pass

AUTHOR(S)
Weiss, Peter
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;7/18/2011, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that 99 out of 101 alleged torture cases of post-9/11 prisoners by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were ended, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The 99 dismissed cases are defended by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as acts done in compliance to the U.S. Office of Legal Counsel guidelines on prisoner interrogation. The alleged CIA prisoner abuse cases come from 2002 "enhanced interrogation" memos sent to then-White House advisor Alberto Gonzales.
ACCESSION #
64739225

 

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