Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Former US detainees sue psychologists who designed and oversaw the CIA torture program

Good.  Cory Doctorow writes about it here.

James Mitchell and John Jessen were paid $85m for their services.  Nobody knows why, though, because they had no prior expertise in interrogation techniques.

There is no evidence that their torture, which included anal rape and multiple forms of simulated execution, produced any useful intelligence.

Lots of links in Cory’s post including this first person account by Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah, who was tortured by the CIA.  Needless to say, all the trigger warnings in the world are not enough.

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