The senior attorney at the celebrated civil liberties group is pushing for the prosecution of U.S. officials who tortured detainees and terrorism suspects—an issue the Senate's report on the subject was conspicuously silent about.
If journalists and officials began talking about the tests that CIA psychologists conducted on suspected terrorists at U.S. black sites, would Americans demand the prosecution of those responsible?
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment last week charging Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun with six terrorism-related counts, which could give us a glimpse into one of the most secretive aspects of U.S. counterterrorism operations during the Bush administration.
Mark Danner made headlines last week with his essay in The New York Review of Books on the CIA's use of torture and a secret report from the International Committee of the Red Cross detailing such practices. Find out why he says, "Torture is for people with weak nerves."
Granted, the Bush administration didn't invent the practice of "extraordinary rendition," but, as PBS illustrates in an edition of "Frontline," the practice has become even more controversial and horrifying in the years since 9/11.
Last weekend, the American Psychological Association rejected a moratorium that would have prevented its member psychologists from participating in interrogations at U.S. detention centers at places like Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA "black sites" around the world.