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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 12:18 PM
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5. ACLU Files Motion for Contempt Ruling against CIA = Black Site Non-Jurisdictional ??
ACLU Files Motion for Contempt Ruling against CIA for Tape Destruction
By Paul Kiel - Dec 12, 2007 - http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004888.php

Here's a court order that appears not to have an easy out.

From a press release just out from the ACLU:

The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion asking a federal judge to hold the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in contempt, charging that the agency flouted a court order when it destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the harsh interrogation of prisoners in its custody. In response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by the ACLU and other organizations in October 2003 and May 2004, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered the CIA to produce or identify all records pertaining to the treatment of detainees in its custody. Despite the courts ruling, the CIA never produced the tapes or even acknowledged their existence.

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AP: Tape Destruction May Have Defied Court Order
By Paul Kiel - Dec 12, 2007 - http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004887.php

Here's another data point for the timeline. From the AP: "The Bush administration was under court order not to discard evidence of detainee torture and abuse months before the CIA destroyed videotapes that revealed some of its harshest interrogation tactics." But the CIA has an "out": the videotapes and the detainees were being held at the CIA's black sites, which were not revealed until November of 2005.

Consider the timeline. .............

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