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FEATURING JOHN KIRIAKOU – Human Rights Watch has released a new report detailing the experiences of two Tunisian men who had been held by the US for over a decade without charge. The report, based on interviews with Ridha al-Najjar and Lotfi al-Arabi El Gherissi, reveals new and horrifying forms of torture that the CIA engaged in.

The men, who were recently repatriated to their homeland of Tunisia, spoke out for the first time about what was done to them. And what was done sounds like something out of a horror film, involving electric chairs, water torture – including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and, being chained by their wrists from the ceiling for hours while being beaten.

The CIA’s use of torture is something that the US has never come to terms with, and its victims have yet to receive justice for.

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John Kiriakou, former CIA analyst and counterterrorism operations officer. He was the first the first US intelligence officer to reveal information about the US intelligence community’s use of torture techniques and was imprisoned for more than two years for his whistleblowing actions.

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