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Inquiry on C.I.A. Detentions to Be Unveiled


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JL
- 538 days ago - nytimes.com
he investigator, Ben Emmerson, whose report was to be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, added that although President Obama had clearly repudiated "the unlawful actions carried out by the Bush-era C.I.A., many of the facts



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:24 am

The New York Times

March 4, 2013
Inquiry on C.I.A. Detentions to Be Unveiled
By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

A United Nations investigator whose report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of secret detentions and interrogation techniques is to be released on Tuesday called on the United States to publicly account for the policy and said that failure to prosecute those responsible would breach international law. The investigator, Ben Emmerson, whose report was to be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, added that although President Obama had clearly repudiated “the unlawful actions carried out by the Bush-era C.I.A., many of the facts remain classified and no public official has been brought to justice.” Mr. Emmerson, a British human rights lawyer working for the United Nations, also called for the publication of a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on rendition and interrogation programs “to the fullest extent possible.” The C.I.A. declined to comment.
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:00 pm

No one in the Bush administration was brought to any form of justice for any laws broken, not US laws and not International laws. What makes us think that any thing will change?
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:04 pm
Nothing. Noted
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:52 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit and Theodore because you have done so within the last day.
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:28 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and I hope the report brings about more openness fro mthe Obama administration and prompts legal proceeding against those high positions who were responsible for those unlawful actions. People must be held accountable. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:36 pm
You are welcome John. I think the lack of accountability in this area may be contributing to other problems our country is facing. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:52 am
Noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:07 am
Let's hope that something is done...
 

Lynn D. (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:30 am
Noted and no comment ---
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:22 am
You cannot currently send a star to Giana because you have done so within the last day
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:51 pm
The CIA has always been a rogue agency. I don't foresee any permanent change unless it is abolished. If then.
 

l L. (1)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:46 pm
Even if it was so called abolished, it is tenacled in the rest of those branches of the same agencies, called by other government agency names.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:47 pm
You cannot currently send a star to lyn because you have done so within the last day.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:05 pm
You are welcome Birgit
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:50 pm
Thanks, J.L.
So, at least this is getting some media attention. The last line says it all, though..."The CIA declined to comment." That gave me a few chuckles. I read an article this week stating that often these types of crimes can take many years to collect evidence and be legally pursued. Examples were given regarding previous war crimes from decades ago. My tiny candle of hope is burning a bit brighter.
 
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