The Washington Post says a classified report concludes the CIA lied to Congress about interrogation used on suspected terrorists. It claimed harsh techniques produced vital intelligence that helped stop terrorist plots.
An international war crimes prosecutor has said she will seek an official probe into violations in Afghanistan. If approved by ICC judges, the probe could include the US military and CIA.
A Berlin-based human rights organization has called on German prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant against Gina Haspel, appointed CIA deputy director in February. Haspel oversaw questioning of prisoners in Thailand.
Donald Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA. Professor Melvin Goodman, a former senior CIA analyst, told DW that the Kansas Republican has a record of being an apologist for the agency’s past misdeeds.
US President Trump is expected to sign an executive order reinstating secret CIA "black sites." In an interview, Trump said waterboarding and other interrogation techniques used in the facilities "absolutely" worked.
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