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CIA chief approved destruction of terrorist waterboarding tapes

Posted By admin On April 17, 2010 @ 5:09 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Alex Spillius
London Telegraph

April 17, 2010

The former CIA chief, Porter Goss, approved a 2005 decision to destroy 92 tapes showing US agents waterboarding two terrorism suspects, according to newly released internal emails.

FBI investigators are still examining who knew what about the destruction of the videos, which showed officers using the simulated drowning technique that is widely considered to be torture, on Abu Zubaydah and another terrorism suspect.

The emails were released by the Justice Department under a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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