Thursday, May 07, 2009

Congress Schedules Hearing on Torture

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has planned a congressional hearing on the torture of foreign prisoners, Democracy Now! stated in today's news headlines. The hearing, entitled "What Went Wrong: Torture and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration," is scheduled for May 13 and will be presented before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.

Senator Whitehouse is chairman of the subcommittee in addition to being a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. In this April 16 press release, he commended President Obama for choosing to release prisoner interrogation memos written by the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel (an office of the Justice Department).

In the past couple of months, we've posted a few more entries on our blog that discuss foreign prisoner interrogation as it relates to international law or current CIA action. If you haven't already, take a look at these for links to related online resources.

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