CIA concern over interrogations prosecution prompted secret prisons shut-down: FT Natalie Hrubos at 6:32 PM ET
[JURIST] US Central Intelligence Agency [official website; JURIST news archive] officers concerned about being prosecuted [JURIST report] for illegal interrogation tactics refused to carry out interrogations of terror suspects, contributing to pressure on the Bush administration to empty its secret prisons and transfer top terrorism suspects to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [JURIST news archive], according to a report in the Financial Times. While US officials have formally denied this, former CIA officials and others associated with the secret prisons program who spoke to the Times said the concerns helped to bring the program to an end perhaps sooner than intended.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.