Interrogation: CIA Program

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Interrogation: CIA Program

Document: Cables Describe Use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques at Thailand Black Site Overseen by Haspel

Sixteen declassified cables were released on Friday that detail the enhanced interrogation techniques used at a CIA black site in Thailand during the time it was overseen by CIA director Gina Haspel in 2002. The cables focus on the interrogation of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi national who is accused of planning the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole; they describe the use of interrogation techniques including waterboarding, sleep deprivation and wall-slamming. The cables were obtained through a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive.


CIA Releases Declassified Memo on Haspel Involvement in Destruction of Tapes

The CIA released a declassified December 2011 memo by Michael Morell, then the deputy director, about Gina Haspel’s involvement in the destruction of detainee interrogation tapes in 2005. President Trump has nominated Haspel, the current deputy director, to serve as CIA director.

Guantanamo Litigation: District Court

Judge Lamberth Orders SSCI Report Turned Over to the Court

The other day, Quinta and I noted that counsel for Abd al Rahim Al-Nashiri had asked the court in his habeas case to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report filed under seal with the court. Yesterday, Judge Royce Lamberth issued an order doing just that:

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