25.11.06

A Conversation About the CIA Torture Program

American Civil Liberties Union:

Watt is one of the many people Grey interviewed while investigating the secret program for the book. Ghost Plane tells the stories of 'extraordinary rendition,' where CIA operatives abduct foreign nationals for detention and interrogation in secret overseas prisons. Grey outlines the ethical picture of the war on terror and lays the responsibility for abduction and torture at the doorstep of Washington, D.C.

The ACLU is challenging extraordinary rendition on behalf of Khaled El-Masri, an entirely innocent victim of rendition who was released without ever being charged. The lawsuit charges that former CIA director George Tenet and U.S. based aviation corporations violated U.S. and universal human rights laws -- including the right to be free from torture -- when they abducted El Masri beat him, drug him, and transported him to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan.

Here is a link to the presentation.

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