The detainees who weren’t consulted in the investigation all remain in government custody and have all shared “credible allegations” of torture which, according to Ackerman, were among the “harshest the CIA administered.” He continues:

Outside of the aforementioned details, the United States has classified any discussion of the torture experienced by the detainees as Top Secret. As Nevin told Lebanon’s Daily Star last week, Mohammed “has seen and felt and heard the torture. But his impressions, his recollections, his experiences, his mind is classified.”

This summer, ten victims of CIA rendition and torture sent a letter (pdf) to the SSCI demanding that their names and stories, as those who were “swept up in the system,” be included unredacted in the report. “We, some of the torture program’s targets, have real stories, and families, and lives,” they wrote. “Americans deserve to know who we are.”

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