“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...

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An abridged version of the Report of The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment, including findings and recommendations, is now available in Spanish.

Ya está disponible en español la versión resumida del Reporte del Grupo de Trabajo del Constitution Project sobre Tratamiento a Detenidos, incluyendo sus conclusiones y recomendaciones.

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