Oct 09 2017

AFGHANISTAN: INSIDE THE CIA’S BLACK SITE TORTURE ROOM

This LINK is to a very disturbing and upsetting article on recently declassified documents pertaining to a particular CIA black site in Afghanistan and the torture that was part of daily routine against the victims held there. The families of a murdered victim and two surviving victims filed a lawsuit against John “Bruce” Jessen and James Mitchell, the two contract psychologists who designed and oversaw the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” program.

An excerpt: “There were 20 cells inside the prison, each a stand-alone concrete box. In 16, prisoners were shackled to a metal ring in the wall. In four, designed for sleep deprivation, they stood chained by the wrists to an overhead bar. Those in the regular cells had a plastic bucket; those in sleep deprivation wore diapers. When diapers weren’t available, guards crafted substitutes with duct tape, or prisoners were chained naked in their cells. The cellblock was unheated, pitch black day and night, with music blaring around the clock.”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/09/afghanistan-inside-the-cias-black-site-torture-room

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