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Brennan upholds censorship of Senate torture report


The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, on 29 January 2014, of CIA director John Brennan led to heated exchanges with Democratic senators.

The latter called for the Committee to declassify the 6 300-word report from 2012 on the use of torture during the Bush Jr. administration  [1]. Voltaire Network has already informed it’s readers about the most shocking aspects highlighted in the report: the use of torture to condition individuals, the generalisation of the practice to over 80 000 victims, and the personal involvement of high ranking officials  [2].

Mr. Brennan has reiterated his opposition to the release of the report, sustaining that it contains erroneous interpretations.

Alizée Ville

[1] « Le Sénat hésite à révéler la vérité sur la pratique US de la torture », Voltaire Network, March 8th 2013.

[2] See our case file dossier.

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