Amnesty International, joined the Center for Victims of Torture and 2425 organizational partners in sending a letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urging them to release their report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) detention and interrogation program, with as few redactions as possible.
In 2009, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence announced a review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program as part of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. The report is expected to be completed this summer, but there is a strong possibility that it will never be released, due to political pressure.
The public and survivors of torture have a right to know the truth about the U.S. government’s involvement in torture and cruel treatment of detainees. A public release of the CIA torture report is a critical step toward accountability, and a much-needed check against similar abuses occurring now or in the future. To learn more about this effort, see the full letter.