Posted by: L | June 22, 2007

Torture files: voting to close the torture school and a prisoner’s story..

“In he next few hours, Congress is scheduled to vote on the McGovern-Lewis amendment that, if passed, could close down the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly and better known as the School of the Americas (SOA). The SOA, an immensely controversial U.S. military training facility, for decades has been used to instruct Latin American military personnel in order to professionalize their skills…”

More by Eliane Montfort at Counterpunch, which also has the story of Lofti Lagha, a prisoner at Guantanamo. And a piece here at Salon about the reverse-engineering (with the help of professional psychiatrists/psychologists of torture- resistance training (SERE) to train the military and CIA to employ torture.

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