New CIA Deputy Chief was involved in worst abuses of the CIA
In May 2013 the Washington Post's Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA clandestine service was being shifted from that position in a management shake-up by then-director John Brennan.
|According to Miller, the person who was not named because she was a covert agent then, was centrally involved in the worst abuses of the CIA. She also had an extensive role in torturing detainees. Even worse she had run a secret prison in Thailand. This was one of the CIA black sites where prisoners were subjected to waterboarding and other torture techniques. A Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture also said that she played a central role in the torture of Abu Zubaydah. The person involved was Gina Haspel now the Deputy Director of the CIA.|
During the time in CIA custody Zubaydah was extensively interrogated; he was water-boarded 83 times and subjected to numerous other torture techniques including forced nudity, sleep deprivation, confinement in small dark boxes, deprivation of solid food, stress positions, and physical assaults. While in CIA custody, Zubaydah lost his left eye. Videotapes of some of Zubaydah's interrogations are amongst those destroyed by the CIA in 2005.Whlle Zubaydah is still being held in Guantanamo, the European Court of Human Rights ordered the Polish government to pay Zubaydah 100,000 euros for its part in helping the US and also awarded him 30,000 euros to cover his costs, Zubaydah said through his US lawyer that he would be donating the 100,000 euros to victims of torture.