January 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has sentenced former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent John Kiriakou, who was among the first to disclose information to the public about the CIA's use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques, to thirty months ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On December 11, 2008, US Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) released the executive summary of a Senate Armed Forces Committee report that blamed senior US officials for the use of abusive interrogation techniques against detainees held in Guantanamo Bay and other US military ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2008, the Department of Justice released several memos indicating that certain enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, are lawful, and those performing them lack the specific intent to be charged with torture. That same week, the 2007 Human Right Annual Report was ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2009, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) misled the US Congress about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration by explicitly stating that they were not utilizing the controversial technique known as ...[read more]
August 24, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 24, 2009, a presidential special task force, created by US President Barack Obama to study interrogations and transfer policies, issued its recommendations calling for the creation of a specialized interrogation group to question top terrorism suspects. The task force, created by ...[read more]
February 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 13, 2008, the US Senate voted 51-45 to approve the conference report for the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which included a provision that would restrict CIA interrogators to using only those interrogation techniques explicitly authorized by the 2006 Army Field ...[read more]
February 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 7, 2008, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey rejected calls to launch a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into the CIA's admitted use of waterboarding on three terror detainees. In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Mukasey said that because the CIA had relied on a DOJ ...[read more]
June 7, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Medical personnel present as part of the Bush administration's enhanced interrogations were collecting and analyzing data in order to develop more effective interrogation procedures, according to a report released Monday by the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). The techniques us... ...[read more]
February 25, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) briefed lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on the specifics of enhanced interrogation techniques, according to declassified documents made public by Judicial Watch on Tuesday. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a court order, indicate that ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday released a much anticipated 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) inspector general report detailing controversial interrogation techniques used on terror detainees. According to the report, interrogators threatened suspects' family members and condu... ...[read more]

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