A German human rights group based in Berlin has filed a criminal case against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program.
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director George Tenet and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, of war crimes, and called for an immediate investigation by a German prosecutor. The move follows the release of a Senate report on CIA torture which includes the case of a German citizen, Khalid El-Masri, who was captured by CIA agents in 2004 due to mistaken identity and tortured at a secret prison in Afghanistan.
So far, no one involved in the program has been charged with a crime, except the whistleblower John Kiriakou, who first brought the events to light.
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