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.

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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.