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Guantanamo Bay Torture Secrecy OK, says Courts

Posted by karmalily on November 1, 2008

According to the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court, the CIA is allowed to keep the interrogations of fourteen prisoners from Guantanamo Bay secret. These transcripts reportedly describe the torture the CIA uses against them. The CIA’s response was that the country’s national security would be threatened if these interrogations were released.

Ben Wizner of the ACLU:

This decision allows the Bush administration to continue its illegal cover-up of its systematic torture polices. The government has suppressed these detainees’ allegations of brutal torture not to protect any legitimate national security interests, but to protect itself from criticism and liability. It is unlawful for the government to withhold information on these grounds.

Americans deserve the right to know what our government and military is doing. Torture is despicable no matter what circumstances it is used under.


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