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By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In a single day, military intelligence operatives rounded up over 50 suspected “subversives” in Manila, herded them inside a military camp’s officers’ clubhouse, and subjected each one to prolonged interrogation. Those who resisted answering or wouldn’t provide the desired information were physically tortured. A…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture — on post-9/11 suspected “terrorists” held in “black sites” or secret detention sites hosted by certain US allies…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Somehow it comes as a surprise, if not a let-down. Reacting to the US Senate intelligence committee report which condemns the CIA’s extensive use of torture in interrogations of Al Qaida suspects and concludes that such didn’t produce convincingly positive results – 51% of…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Reading through the 500-page Executive Summary of the report of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, one could not help but feel revulsion and alarm at the official, systematic, and brutal application of torture on detainees the US suspected of having links…