Case Against CIA Torture ‘Architects’ Headed To Trial

The lawsuit against James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen, contractors for the CIA, is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three men held in secret CIA facilities

James Mitchell, pictured left, and Bruce Jensen, supervisors of the CIA's "conditioning" program.

SPOKANE, Wash. – A lawsuit against two Spokane-based psychologists dubbed the “architects” of an interrogation program used on CIA detainees in 2002 will be heard by a jury in September, a federal judge ruled Friday. The lawsuit against James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen, who were contractors for the CIA, is being brought by the American Civil

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Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Torture Program Psychologists Can Proceed

A federal judge has ruled that two psychologists formerly contracted with the CIA can be sued for their role in designing and implementing the torture program.

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In late April, Senior Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled against two Central Intelligence Agency contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen, as they attempted to dismiss a case brought against them on behalf of three victims of the torture program they helped created. Both men are former U.S. military psychologists who are seen as the

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“Enhanced Interrogation” Architect Muzzled By Nondisclosure Agreement

Legal loopholes mean that whistleblowers and would-be whistleblowers aren’t protected by laws created specifically to protect those who speak out on government malpractice and injustice.

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The utility of the post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program has been called into question in recent months. A recently-completed Senate Intelligence Committee report suggests the CIA knowingly lied about the effectiveness of the program to the White House, Congress and the American people. The CIA also used unauthorized interrogation methods,

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