US religious communities call the CIA’s torture report a “total moral bankruptcy”

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The US religious communities reacted to the report, released Tuesday, suggesting that the CIA’s torture tactics were much more gruesome than the agency has previously maintained; with details of alleged waterboarding, sleep deprivation and “rectal feeding.” The Senate committee also accused the CIA of mismanaging the program and lying about its techniques.

Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, said the report described a “system of complete moral bankruptcy on all levels of the government.” T’ruah, a Jewish human rights organization, called torture a deeply “immoral” act that is an affront to human dignity.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said, this disturbing report clearly demonstrates the need for those who approved of and carried out this campaign of torture to be held accountable for their actions.

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