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ACLU Sues for Bureau of Prisons Documents on Approval of CIA Torture Site


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ACLU Sues for Bureau of Prisons Documents on Approval of CIA Torture Site

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit today against the federal Bureau of Prisons for refusing to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to its officials’ visit in 2002 to a CIA detention site in Afghanistan, their positive assessment of the conditions, and the training they provided to the site’s administrators. Code-named COBALT and also called “the Salt Pit,” the site held people suspected of terrorism, and they were tortured there, according to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report that was declassified in 2014.

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