CIA accused of misleading US on torture

Senate report, says torture programmes contributed almost nothing to US war against al-Qaeda.

    Details are emerging from a confidential report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Bush-era torture programmes.

    The report has concluded the CIA misled the US government about the scale of its abuse of prisoners and overstated intelligence gleaned from sessions with senior al-Qaeda figures.

    The CIA is refusing to comment on the allegations.

    Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

    Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

    Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.