06 octombrie 2021

Supreme Court weighs request for information on CIA's post-9/11 torture program


The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over a Guantanamo Bay detainee’s request for information about his alleged torture at the hands of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractors in Poland following the Sept. 11 attacks. The dispute pitted Abu Zubaydah ’s pursuit of evidence about his treatment in a so-called CIA “black site” against the U.S. government’s effort to block its disclosure. The Biden administration on Wednesday argued that the state secrets privilege, a legal doctrine [...]