USA: Another door closes on accountability. US Justice Department says no prosecutions for CIA destruction of interrogation tapes

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 51/104/2010

On 9 November 2010, the US Department of Justice announced, without further explanation, that no one will face criminal charges in relation to the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of detainees held in secret CIA custody. The tapes were destroyed on 9 November 2005. Amnesty International has stressed that in the absence of the USA conducting the criminal investigations it is obliged to undertake into the torture and enforced disappearance committed in the CIA program, other states should step in and carry out such investigations themselves.

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