Monday, August 24, 2009

Torture developments, briefly

Alice Ristroph

The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Holder will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate specific incidents of alleged torture by CIA employees and contractors. Details are emerging about the contents of two previously classified reports on interrogation practices, one from the CIA Inspector General and the other from the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility. (The former report is scheduled to be released today.) And in the meantime, the Obama administration will continue the practice of rendition--sending persons suspected of terrorism to other countries to be interrogated.

UPDATE: The CIA Inspector General's report is now available here.

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