'How close is each technique to the 'rack and screw?' ' -Conditions Found at Secret C.I.A. Jails
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Documents Detail Conditions Found at Secret C.I.A. Jails: 'How close is each technique to the 'rack and screw?' ' 01 Nov 2009 F.B.I. agents who arrived at a secret C.I.A. jail overseas in September 2002 found prisoners "manacled to the ceiling and subjected to blaring music around the clock," and a C.I.A. official wrote a list of questions for interrogators including "How close is each technique to the 'rack and screw,' " according to hundreds of pages of partly declassified documents released Friday by the Justice Department. Newly disclosed passages from a 2008 report by the Justice Department inspector general describe what agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation saw at the C.I.A. jail where Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, was being questioned. The F.B.I. agents helped C.I.A. officers prepare questions for Mr. Binalshibh but "were denied direct access to him for four or five days," the report said. Then an F.B.I. agent, identified as "Thomas," was allowed to see him and found him "naked and chained to the floor."
1,600 are suggested daily for FBI's list --The ever-churning list is said to contain more than 400,000 unique names and over 1 million entries. 01 Nov 2009 Newly released FBI data offer evidence of the broad scope and complexity of the nation's terrorist watch list, documenting a daily flood of names nominated for inclusion to the controversial list. During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the U.S. intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified for the list because they presented a "reasonable suspicion," according to data provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the FBI in September and made public last week. Nine percent of those on the terrorism list, the FBI said, are also on the government's "no fly" list.
Abdullah pulls out of Afghan vote 01 Nov 2009 President Hamid Karzai's rival in the second round of the Afghan presidential 'election' has announced in Kabul that he is withdrawing from the poll. "I will not participate in the election," Dr Abdullah told supporters, saying his demands for ensuring a fraud-free election had not been met.
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