While much of the world is still reeling from the disclosures contained in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report released last week, more damning evidence about the treatment of detainees could soon make its away to the surface.
According to recent reports, a federal judge in New York City is expected to hear from the United States government’s attorneys this week about why a cache of classified photographs shouldn’t see the light of the day.
The images at the center of the argument predate the current White House administration, as does the fight to have them made public. The cache of pictures – taken at CIA-run detention centers opened overseas in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks to hold and interrogate suspects – are believed to be among the worst records in existence concerning post-9/11 operations waged by the CIA when detainees were tortured by American officials through…
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