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Torture Report: CIA Misled Congress About Use Of Religion

posted on December 9, 2014

At TIME, Elizabeth Dias reports, “The CIA did not give accurate testimony to Congress about how it used religion during its interrogation of detainees, according to a Senate report released today.” CIA Director Michael Hayden testified in 2007 that interrogators convinced detainees that Allah had given them permission to speak. However, the Senate report contradicted his testimony: “CIA records do not indicate that CIA detainees described a religious basis for cooperating in association with the CIA’s enhanced interrogation technique.”

Read at TIME