Daily archives: January 3, 2008

Criminal investigation starts over deleted CIA torture tapes

From BBC online

The US justice department is to launch a criminal investigation into the CIA’s erasing of videotapes of interrogations of two al-Qaeda suspects.

It follows last month’s preliminary joint inquiry with the CIA into whether a full investigation was necessary.

Critics have accused the CIA of a cover-up to hide evidence of possible torture and abuse of detainees.

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