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REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - In Kabul on December 10, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (C) said that reports of CIA torture at a detention center in his country "violated all accepted norms of human rights in the world."
A Resounding Silence: Regional Reactions to the Senate’s Report on U.S. Use of Torture
December 29, 2014, Andrew Leber
The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture has drawn fairly muted reactions across the Middle East, despite initial White House concerns that it might provoke unrest as well as possible retaliation against American interests and facilities in the region. Andrew Leber surveys media coverage of the report from Afghanistan to North Africa.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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