September 6th, 2012
10:35 AM ET

Report: Libyans claim waterboarding, other CIA abuses

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that the CIA waterboarded one Libyan detainee and brutally interrogated others before handing them over to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

In a 200-plus-page report made public early Thursday, the rights group cites accounts of 14 former detainees and what it describes as "recently uncovered CIA and UK Secret Service documents" found in the sacked offices of Libya's former intelligence chief as proof of the torture and mistreatment.

"The interviews and documents establish that, following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S., with aid from the United Kingdom and countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia arrested and held without charge a number" of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group members, Human Rights Watch said.


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  1. banasy©

    As m.s. would say: "color me surprised."

    September 6, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    So what's new?
    Maybe news for us at home but not for rest of the world.
    good morning @banasy.

    September 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, saywhat.
      It's not even news here at home.
      I've know about the abuses for quite some time, and I know you have, also.

      September 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AmericalovestheNRA

    You know- here in KANSAS the NRA controls craigslist- they want to insure NRA rights on craigslist- check it and see. Meanwhile I see Jon Stewert jokes about diversity and Libya is the same CIA abuse country we always knew it was.

    September 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alice

    Thank you, President Bush, for keeping us safe. And thanks also on behalf of banasy and saywhat who are unfortunately oblivious to the evil that exists in the world. They are enablers and appeasers who unfortunately increase the danger to us all.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What a ridiculous statement; where did I say anything except that I was aware of this?
      Did you just learn the meaning of "enabler" and decide to use it inappropriately at the first opportunity?
      Troll on, my friend, troll on.
      Yeah, okay.
      Thanks for the laugh!

      September 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Citrus

      Being aware of something isn't the same thing as enabling. Duh.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    Why doesn't the human rights people arrest that Bush idiot,it was under his watch wasn't it.147 countries have indictments for his arrest and 8 others to be tried at the Hague in the Netherlands,that's where they all belong ,starting unfunded wars with lies.I hope Bush and the others will be haunted the rest of their lives by the innocents they murdered for money,they deserve it!!It was all for money,wasn't it!!!

    September 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |