“DOJ Closes CIA Torture Investigation With No Criminal Charges” @ ACLU
Posted on August 31, 2012
August 30, 2012: “The Justice Department has finished sweeping the crimes of the Bush administration under the rug. Senior officials developed and implemented aninterrogation program that subjected prisoners to abuse that clearly violated the law by any measure. But today, Attorney General Eric Holder announcedthat the Justice Department will close its investigation into the CIA’s torture and abuse of detainees without bringing charges.
Responding to the disappointing news, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer said:
That the Justice Department will hold no one accountable for the killing of prisoners in CIA custody is nothing short of a scandal. The Justice Department has declined to bring charges against the officials who authorized torture, the lawyers who sought to legitimate it, and the interrogators who used it. It has successfully shut down every legal suit meant to hold officials civilly liable……………………….'”
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