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United States: Supreme Court upholds state secret on torture in secret prisons

United States: Supreme Court upholds state secret on torture in secret prisons

The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday ruled in favor of the government, enforcing state secrecy to protect information that is already widely known. Torture is done in secret prisons After the attacks, the CIA September 11, 2001.

The majority of the court rejected Request by Abou ZoubeidaA stateless man of Palestinian descent was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 as part of an al-Qaeda hunt that he wanted two CIA subcontractors to testify in court in Poland, where he allegedly tortured them.

The existence of a secret Central Intelligence Agency prison in this European country is widely documented and has been condemned as a refuge by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Poland. But neither Washington nor Warsaw have confirmed it.

Our verdict has nothing to do with the terrorism allegations against Abov Soupeda detained at the Guantanamo Bay military base, but he has never been prosecuted – “the way he was handled by the United States” – which, according to the Senate report, simulated his drowning in violent investigations, particularly the Supreme Court in its judgment.

The two judges disagreed

“Obviously the court does not support terrorism or torture, but in this case we must answer a short question (…): Is the presence (or absence) of a CIA prison in Poland a state secret? We agree with the government. “

According to her, “publicly confirming the existence of a CIA base in A may encourage the intelligence services of countries such as A, B, C, D, to cooperate with our services in the future.” Two of his sages, in a separate document, noted their disagreement. Conservative Justice Neil Korsch and fellow progressive Sonia Sodomier said: “There is a time when judges need to be unaware that we are true as citizens.

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And, they added, “This file takes us further and further: Zoubeida demands information about the torture she suffered at the hands of the CIA. These events took place two decades ago and have long been classified (…) Putting an end to his demand may protect the government from some embarrassment, but, respectfully, we cannot say that it will maintain a minimum of secrecy. ⁇