Posted by Ada Coddington

What happens when suspects have permanent brain damage? America is about to find out as plea deals replace anticipated trials.

The Guardian has reported that a recently-declassified CIA Inspector General’s report from 2008 found that CIA officers at a covert detention site in Afghanistan used a prisoner, Ammar al-Baluch, as a “training prop,” taking turns smashing his head against a plywood wall and leaving him with permanent brain damage.


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