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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:01 AM

11 additional CIA OIG reports on torture and abuse from ACLU FOIA.

Two and a half years ago, the government released a damning report by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) relating to the “enhanced interrogation” program of the CIA. The report was released in response to an ACLU Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. It made headlines because of its criticism of the CIA’s program and because it is said to have prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a criminal investigation into some of the CIA’s abuses.

We’ve known for some time that there were more CIA OIG reports about the torture and detention program, but a new revelation by the government confirms just how many: 11.

Over the years, we’ve counted references (in both government documents and the media) to at least six additional OIG reports, several of which relate to the deaths of detainees in CIA custody. So, in April 2011, we filed a FOIA request for those and any other reports that analyzed the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs.

In November, the government confirmed to us (in this index) that there were indeed eleven additional reports. Based on the minimal information we have so far, among the most interesting are reports on the deaths of two CIA prisoners, Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi and Manadal Al-Jamaidi, which are reportedly being investigated by the Justice Department. Also notable is a report on the “nonregistration” of detainees, which relates to the CIA’s practice of holding “ghost” (or unacknowledged) detainees.

Manadel al-Jamadi aka Abu Ghraib's "Ice Man"

Detainee died during an interrogation by OGA, and was placed in the shower area of tier 1, hard site. No NDRS or ISN numbers, as he was never processed in the system.

Gul Rahman

More than seven years ago, a suspected Afghan militant was brought to a dimly lit CIA compound northeast of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The CIA called it the Salt Pit. Inmates knew it as the dark prison.

Inside a chilly cell, the man was shackled and left half-naked. He was found dead, exposed to the cold, in the early hours of Nov. 20, 2002.

Subsequent forensic examinations determined that he had frozen to death. Until the A.P. disclosed the details, on

Sunday, March 28th, the C.I.A. kept the dead man’s name and fate secret for seven years. His wife and four daughters were given no notification of his death.

“The CIA’s then-station chief in Afghanistan was promoted after Rahman’s death,” the A.P. reported, “and the officer who ran the prison went on to other assignments, including one overseas.”

The actual reports (11) were not released - just the index. Reason cited: "endangering national security"

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Reply 11 additional CIA OIG reports on torture and abuse from ACLU FOIA. (Original post)
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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:17 AM

1. It a Stain on this nation's soul and character that needs to rectified

And .... please close Gitmo too. Kick nom

Hopefully the Spanish courts will lead the way.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:28 AM

3. Somebody needs to (lead the way)

The lack of prosecutions is contemptible.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:25 AM

2. Horrific, these crimes will have to prosecuted or this country will never be able to call itself

a civilized nation. But also, to bring some justice to the families of the victims. These stories are like something out of the dark ages. We invade their country and then torture them to death, then the torturers get promoted. I feel like I'm reading a novel about the cruel, horrific days when people were put on racks in dark dungeons, and people lived in terror.

Good for those who have not given up the quest to expose the crimes and to seek justice for them. It's been a long, long ten years since Bush and his gang of war criminals plunged this country into the gutter of history.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:29 AM

4. I agree.

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