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By Larry Siems
Occasionally actually buried in entrance people. that's the case with greater than 140,000 executive records in terms of abuse of prisoners via U.S. forces through the "war on terror," delivered to mild via Freedom of knowledge Act litigation. because the lead writer of the ACLU's document on those records, Larry Siems is in a distinct place to chronicle who did what, to whom and whilst. This e-book, written with the velocity and depth of a mystery, serves as a sad reminder of what occurs while commitments to legislations, logic, and human dignity are solid apart, whilst it turns into tricky to figure the variation among teams motive on perpetrating severe violence on their fellow human beings.
Divided into 3 sections, The Torture record provides a gorgeous array of eyewitness and first-person reports-by sufferers, perpetrators, dissenters, and investigators-of the CIA's White House-orchestrated interrogations in unlawful, mystery prisons all over the world; the Pentagon's "special projects," in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; plots genuine and imagined, and lots more and plenty extra.
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Durham has steered me of the result of his research, and i've permitted his suggestion to behavior a whole felony research in regards to the loss of life in custody of 2 contributors. these investigations are ongoing. the dep. has decided that an increased felony research of the rest concerns isn't really warranted. 141 one of the concerns the Justice division made up our minds didn't deserve extra research used to be the mock execution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri; once more, Albert escaped prosecution. in its place, after reportedly reviewing one zero one circumstances regarding detainees in CIA custody, federal prosecutors are reportedly nonetheless contemplating fees in reference to the demise of Manadel al-Jawadi, whose ice-packed corpse used to be the topic of a number of celebratory Abu Ghraib photos,142 and Gul Rahman on the Salt Pit in Afghanistan. The Salt Pit research facilities on a tender agent pointed out as “Matt,” a former Naval intelligence officer who joined the CIA and used to be installed cost of an operation for which he had no adventure or education. within the weeks ahead of he ordered Rahman to be dragged round his concrete cellphone, doused with water, and left shackled in a single day because the temperature plummeted, Matt had many times pressed the CIA’s Afghanistan station leader for either warmers and suggestions on operating a mystery criminal. He bought neither. 143 while Helgerson performed his certain overview, he faulted the corporation for “fail[ing] to supply sufficient staffing, suggestions, and help to these concerned with the detention and interrogation of detainees,” but in addition in particular prompt that Gul Rahman’s loss of life be observed the Justice division for prosecution. the dept declined to behave, in spite of the fact that, mentioning the contorted good judgment of the OLC memos. In his 2009 categorized reaction to the Justice Department’s legitimate accountability record at the shortcomings of these memos, Jay Bybee persevered to insist that the agency’s declination memorandum at the case “provides an accurate THE CIA’S EXPERIMENTS one hundred and one rationalization” of the August 1, 2002 criteria of Conduct’s “specific cause” argument, and that if Matt, “as supervisor of the Saltpit web site, didn't intend for Rahman to endure serious ache from low temperature in his mobilephone, he may lack the categorical cause less than the anti-torture statute. ”144 If now not for redaction mistakes within the declassified model of Bybee’s reaction that left intact the names of Gul Rahman and the CIA’s Salt Pit supervisor, Gul Rahman’s kinfolk might by no means have identified what occurred to him. From the time he was once seized from a house in Islamabad on October 29, 2002 until eventually the OPR document used to be published in February, 2010, the fellow who was once tortured to demise in Afghanistan 3 weeks after he disappeared into U. S. custody had no identify, and the U.S. had performed not anything to inform his spouse and 4 daughters or the foreign Committee of the crimson go of his whereabouts or destiny. Now the kin, which reportedly lives in a refugee camp open air Peshawar, Pakistan, is attempting to get well his body—the physique “Matt” had lively away to an unmarked grave.