Press Release Regarding The Us Senate Select Committee On Intelligence Report On Cia Detention And Interrogation Program , 11.12.2014
No: 387, 11
comprehensive report prepared by the US Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence, on the interrogation of suspects by the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) following September 11, 2001 was released to the public. The
preparation and release of this controversial report by the US authorities is a
positive step in terms of transparency.
assessments of the report indicate that grave violations of human rights were
perpetrated by US official authorities in the period concerned.
of fundamental rights and freedoms is one of the most basic responsibilities of
contemporary democracies. Therefore, the practices enumerated in the report
cannot be condoned in any way. Torture and other brutal, inhuman or degrading
treatments or punishments are unacceptable under any circumstance. Besides
being a humanitarian and legal responsibility, the protection of human rights
is also extremely important in obtaining results in combating terrorism.
To avoid the
repetition of such acts, it is necessary to bring to justice those who, as
stated in the report, violated laws and democratic practices by completely
ignoring established universal norms.
perusal of the report, our would-be assessments may be shared with the public.