CIA's torture of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah at "black site" in Poland two decades ago comes up before US Supreme Court, in a case challenging government's desire to keep his torture secret.
The Ninth US Court of Appeals in San Francisco described harsh interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) against Abu Zubaydah as torture.
Reprieve is considering legal action after details emerged of the extent of the UK’s role in US torture programme.
Revelations about torture from a former US prisoner, Ali al Marri, hasn't raised as much as an eyebrow in America. That shouldn't be a surprise, the President supports torture. And society is desensitised to claims of torture.
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of ex-detainees, will be the first involving the torture program to go to trial.
Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah is expected to give information about his torture at the hands of the CIA, after he was detained following the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks on the United States.
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