Both nominations must be confirmed by the U. Haspel would be the first woman to lead the spy agency in its history. However, the year-old career officer is expected to face difficult questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Questions will likely include ones aimed at accusations that the agency used torture to get information from terror suspects in the early s.
December 9, 9: For years US officials, pointing to Department of Justice memorandums authorizing these techniques, denied that they constituted torture.
But many clearly do: The claims of those who argue these techniques did not constitute torture are contradicted by past US statements criticizing other countries for using those same techniques.
Mohammed was waterboarded times, Zubaydah 83 times, and al-Nashiri twice. Another detainee cited in the same reportSharif, said he was subjected to a similar method of water suffocation where he was made to lie down in a plastic sheet filled with icy water while wearing a hood as jugs of freezing water were poured over his nose and mouth.
Examples include a congressional inquiry of the early s US occupation of the Philippines that led to the court martialing of several US soldiers, and several US military commissions in the World War II Pacific Theater which found that variants of waterboarding constituted torture.
As Human Rights Watch detailed in Getting Away with Torturestress positions were among a number of interrogation and detention techniques authorized for use by the Bush administration. The ICRC report details various methods used against detainees for sleep deprivation, from the continuous blaring of loud music or hissing noises to long interrogations and stress positions.
The ICRC report describes how detainees were kept in prolonged solitary confinement and incommunicado detention with no access to family or attorneys for periods ranging from 16 months to as long as four-and-a-half years.
In Delivered into Enemy Handsdetainees describe being held in very small cells for prolonged periods of solitary confinement and incommunicado detention through much of their imprisonment. Department of State, Human Rights Report, -available at http: Department of State, Human Rights Report,available at http: Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives around the world.John Kiriakou: I went to prison for disclosing the CIA’s torture.
Gina Haspel helped cover it up. May 09, · Haspel said that there were "security issues" about the tapes because CIA personnel were visible in the footage. She added that she did not appear in . Trump's pick for new CIA head dogged by detention torture in the early s.
in June requested that the German public prosecutor issue an arrest warrant for Haspel for her role in. Mar 18, · Paul also objected to Haspel’s overseeing of CIA “black sites” where waterboarding occurred in the early s.
“I don’t think torture is what America’s about,” Paul said in one of three appearances on Sunday talk shows. The CIA's Favorite Music Torture Songs The CIA recently declassified a few more songs that were used as torture music in the early s.
The appointment last week of Gina Haspel to be the Director of the CIA, has once again reopened the questions of the CIA’s role in waterboarding and torture back in the early s.