DoJ: FBI agents’ torture warnings ignored

Houston Chronicle

05/20/08

FBI agents repeatedly complained that harsh interrogation techniques used on detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo might violate the law and jeopardize future criminal trials, but administration officials did little to address the concerns, a government watchdog concluded in a report released Tuesday. At one point in 2003, several top Justice Department officials took the concerns about interrogation practices used by the military at Guantanamo to the National Security Council, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine said in his report. However, Fine said the complaints did not appear to trigger any response from the National Security Council …. Fine’s report details how top law enforcement and military officials were slow to respond and how, in some instances, administration officials appear to have disregarded them...

//www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/5793466.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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FBI "War Crimes" Investigation at Guantanamo Shut Down in 2003

Eric Lichtblau and Scott Shane, of The New York Times: "In 2002, as evidence of prisoner mistreatment at Guantanamo Bay began to mount, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at the base created a 'war crimes file' to document accusations against American military personnel, but were eventually ordered to close down the file, a Justice Department report revealed Tuesday. The report, an exhaustive, 437-page review prepared by the Justice Department inspector general, provides the fullest account to date of internal dissent and confusion within the Bush administration over the use of harsh interrogation tactics by the military and the Central Intelligence Agency."

//www.truthout.org/article/fbi-war-crimes-investigation-guantanamo-shut-down-2003



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