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ID:

525

Date:

2009-05-20

Headline:

Did White House OK Earliest Detainee Abuse?

Reporter's name:

Ari Shapiro

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

National Public Radio

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The capture of "high-value detainee" Abu Zubaydah on March 28, 2002 was followed by a pattern of months of communications to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters of several cables a day from the "black site" where Zubaydah was held, according to a spreadsheet released by the agency to the American Civil Liberties Union as part of a FOIA lawsuit. The interrogation, which included harsh, since-abrogated measures and techniques, was defended by a CIA spokesman as legal when conducted, even though the first publicly-known Department of Justice memo authorizing such techniques was dated August 1, 2002.

Keywords:

detainee, George W. Bush, Bush, White House, Abu Zubaydah, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, black site, cables, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, interrogation, harsh interrogation techniques, enhanced interrogation techniques, torture, Department of Justice, DOJ, Ali Soufan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, contractor, authorization, James Mitchell, Alberto Gonzales, White House counsel

URL:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104350361


Agencies:

CIA
DOJ

States:

DC

Categories:

detainees, prison
intelligence


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