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In Defiance of Obama, Trump Administration Delivers CIA Torture Report to District Court


The Trump administration has announced that it delivered the Senate Torture Report on the Central Intelligence Agency's secret prison network to a U.S. federal district court in Washington D.C.

In compliance with the habeas corpus cases of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri and  Abu Zubaydah, the Trump administration sent a copy of the report that its predecessor "had previously delivered to the Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs" the Miami Herald reported.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler notified the court that "the government deposited for the Court Information Security Officers (CISOs) for secure storage a complete and un-redacted electronic copy of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program."

Both Nashiri and Zubaydah have been unlawfully detained in Guantanamo Bay for years, and have yet to be charged with a crime, after they were captured in a raid in Pakistan 15 years ago.

Nashiri and Zubaydah were charged in a military commission with planning the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy ship, among other terrorism-related offenses. Both men were arrested in 2002 and held in a CIA black site and tortured for years before being transferred to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.

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