Lawyers charge the CIA tortured their client in secret prisons

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.

//www.kansascity.com/news/nation/story/395685.html



Congress Wants Probe of Torture Tape Destruction

McCain, a presidential candidate, said while campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday that he would not side with Democrats' calls for an investigation because he believed the CIA's actions were legal.

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Some in Congress knew of CIA torture methods

The bipartisan group, which included future-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

//seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2004061384_tapes09.html



Pelosi did not object to waterboarding in 2002

"Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill," the Post added. "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."

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From Information Clearing House

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Democratic Complicity in Bush's Torture Regimen
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/12/09/5720

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Man Held by CIA Says He Was Tortured

William Glaberson, The New York Times, says, "The first of the so-called high-value Guantánamo detainees to have seen a lawyer claims he was subjected to 'state-sanctioned torture' while in secret CIA prisons, and he has asked for a court order barring the government from destroying evidence of his treatment."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120907C.shtml

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Pelosi and Torture
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/12/10/5738/



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