USA: Senate committee should vote against Gina Haspel's appointment as CIA director

Waterboarding used by the CIA against detainees during the George W Bush administration was never properly investigated © Amnesty International
Alleged role in CIA torture and ‘black site’ detention programme should preclude her from job until full investigation undertaken Amnesty International has called on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to vote against Gina Haspel’s nomination as the next director of the CIA pending an investigation of her alleged role in the CIA’s programme of torture and enforced disappearances. Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, said: “Ever since President Trump nominated Gina Haspel to become CIA director we have called for her nomination to be wi

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