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ACLU sues psychologists over CIA interrogation tactics

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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used advanced interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used advanced interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists.
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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used advanced interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists.
    
The lawsuit says al-Qaida prisoners in government custody were subjected to beatings, sleep deprivation, starvation and water torture. The suit was filed Tuesday on behalf of three former CIA prisoners, including one who died.
    
The doctors, James E. Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jessen, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
    
The lawsuit says the pair formed a company that was paid $81 million and by April 2007 directly employed 11 of the 13 interrogators the spy agency used.
    
A Senate report released in December said the interrogations inflicted pain on al-Qaida prisoners beyond legal limits and did not result in lifesaving intelligence.

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