Podcast: The Torture Report

January 6, 2012

Since 2004, the ACLU has requested and received thousands of documents on the Bush administration’s torture program. The task of extracting a narrative from this intimidating pile of documents was left to Larry Siems, Director of Freedom to Write at the PEN American Center.

In this episode of ACLU Studio, Alex Abdo, ACLU National Security Project Staff Attorney, talks with Siems about his new book, The Torture Report: What the Documents say about America’s Post 9/11 Torture Program.

The book presents an array of eyewitness and first-person reports—by victims, perpetrators, dissenters, and investigators—of the CIA's White House-orchestrated interrogations in illegal, secret prisons around the world, and of the Pentagon's "special projects" in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to tell the story of the Bush administration’s torture program.

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