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A Closer Look (A Question of Torture) #782441

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement today from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that the US would never send suspects to countries where they would be tortured noted.

(Studio: Brian Ross) How the CIA program called "extraordinary rendition," in which prisoners are turned over to the control of other governments for interrogation, works examined; details given from public records about the secret movement of suspected terrorists using airplanes to fly to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan & Uzbekistan, of Italy's investigation of the use of the Milan airport to send a suspect to Egypt, & of the German citizen Khalid el-Masri††, who claims he was sent to Afghanistan & abused. [Former FBI agent Jack CLOONAN†- says this needs to be very quiet; calls the tactic "snag & drag."] [Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig MURRAY†- says there are cases in which limbs were inserted into boiling liquid; states a CIA official admitted the torture.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - predicts an outcry that we are allowing people to be tortured in our name.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The denials from the White House about the outsourcing of terrorists, its defense of the rendition program because it works to save lives & the explanation as to why the suspects are sent to other countries discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Moran, Terry

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