Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Democracy Now: Mark Danner -- Bush Lied About Torture of Prisoners

Mark Danner: Bush Lied About Torture of Prisoners
Democracy Now
Host: Amy Goodman

The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report two years ago that the Bush administration’s treatment of prisoners “constituted torture” in violation of the Geneva Conventions. The findings were based on interviews with prisoners once held in the CIA’s secret black sites. Author and journalist Mark Danner broke the story when he published extensive excerpts of the report in the New York Review of Books. The Red Cross said the fourteen prisoners held in the CIA prisons gave remarkably uniform accounts of abuse that included beatings, sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures and, in some cases, waterboarding.

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