Newly Unredacted Report Confirms Psychologists Supported Illegal Interrogations In Iraq and Afghanistan
Uncensored documents from the Church Report, the Defense Department's internal investigations into charges of detainee abuse, have been released due to an ACLU FOIA request. Documents included details exposing the role of psychologists in military interrogations, the failure of military medical personnel in reporting abuses at Abu Ghraib, the military's use of unlawful interrogation methods after a directive meant to end such practices, and detainee deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. The ACLU, with other organizations, filed the requests in October 2003, and May 2004, but as of May 2008, many records were still being withheld.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2004 to enforce a FOIA request for records concerning the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody abroad. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered the CIA to produce or identify all records pertaining to the treatment of detainees in its custody.
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