Friday 24 November 2017

Declassified papers reveal details of CIA secret detention network

US President George Bush was worried about the image of detainees wearing nappies
US President George Bush was worried about the image of detainees wearing nappies

President George W Bush was worried about the image of shackled detainees at a secret CIA prison wearing adult nappies, declassified documents show.

The papers offer more details about a prisoner who died inside the dark network America's intelligence service ran after 9/11.

Among the documents is a memo about a meeting then-CIA Director Porter Goss had with President Bush on June 7, 2006.

The memo says: "The president was concerned about the image of a detainee, chained to the ceiling, clothed in a diaper."

Human rights advocates said on Wednesday that the papers depict the human suffering caused by the interrogation programme.

Several documents detail the 2002 death of Gul Rahman, who died of hypothermia at a CIA detention facility in Kabul.

Press Association

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