Fifty-seven people received payments totaling $5.5 million. “Reparations is not a necessity. But it is a moral compunction and a moral reckoning to right a wrong,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, Mohammed Morsi was sentenced by an Egyptian court for the arrest and torture of protesters.
The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration’s use of such techniques, calling the Senate’s recent report “seriously flawed.”
John Brennan’s comments come two days after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its report on the CIA’s interrogation practices.
The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report found the techniques provided no useful intelligence.
The Senate’s report says CIA interrogators used methods such as rectal infusion and waterboarding on detainees. The report says the techniques were ineffective, a point the agency disputes.