May 16, 2016

Federal Court conceals CIA torture information

ABC News

The D.C Circuit Court today ruled against releasing the entire contents of the so-called “Senate torture report,” which describes the Central Intelligence Agency’s controversial post-9/11 interrogation and detention program.A three-judge panel decided unanimously to deny a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act requesting release of the 6,000-plus page investigative report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Hina Shamsi, the director ACLU’s National Security Project who argued the case, expressed disappointment over the court’s ruling.

“This decision has the disappointing result of keeping the full truth about the CIA torture program from the American public, and we’re considering our options for appeal,” she said in a statement to ABC News.

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