For Immediate Release
New Torture Account Demonstrates Senate Report Just Tip of Iceberg
WASHINGTON - Commenting on the release of a new account by a Guantanamo detainee of his torture at the hands of the CIA, Cori Crider, an attorney at international human rights NGO Reprieve - which represents victims of rendition and torture operations - said:
“It has long been clear that the Senate torture report was only the tip of the iceberg. Some of the worst CIA abuses we know of were absent from the public version of the study.
“One example is the rendition of a pregnant woman and four young children to Colonel Gaddafi’s prisons in 2004 – solely because they were related to the dictator’s political opponents. Reprieve is supporting them in their attempts to get justice, but so far neither the US – nor the UK’s MI6, which played a key role in the operation – have apologized.
“There is still a long road to travel before we see real justice and accountability for the victims of the CIA’s torture program.”
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Reprieve is a UK-based human rights organization that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.