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Release of Report on CIA Tortures Delayed

RIA Novosti

10:44 10/09/2014

MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) – The long-awaited report on the usage of harsh interrogation techniques by CIA will not be released this week, said Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

'A preliminary review of the report indicates there have been significant redactions. We need additional time to understand the basis for these redactions and determine their justification. Therefore the report will be held until further notice and released when that process is completed,' Senator Dianne Feinstein said.

The report that is to be released should be a summary of a 3,600-page document, based on a review of several million classified CIA documents. Peter Foster, a reporter for Britain's Telegraph newspaper, cited September 7 an unidentified source who claimed that the CIA's interrogation technique went far beyond the much-criticized water-boarding that simulates the sensation of drowning.

'The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking. The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen. This is not what Americans do,' Feinstein expressed regret in her press statement April 3.

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted April 3 to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of its report on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. The report describes the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program between September 2001 and January 2009. It reviewed operations at overseas CIA detention facilities, the use of CIA's so-called 'enhanced interrogation techniques' and the conditions of the more than 100 individuals detained by CIA during that period.

Some members of the committee had hoped to release summary of the report before Congress left for its August recess, but the expected release date was postponed till September.

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