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In Victory for CIA Torture Victims, Judge Lets Lawsuit Against Psychologists Advance

HeadlineApr 25, 2016

In a victory for survivors of CIA torture, a federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to move forward against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the program. Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen reaped more than $80 million for designing torture techniques used by the CIA. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two torture survivors and the family of a third man, Gul Rahman, who froze to death at a CIA black site in Afghanistan. ACLU staff attorney Dror Ladin called the judge’s decision “a historic win in the fight to hold the people responsible for torture accountable.”

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