1, 2013 – New York – In advance of tonight’s HBO documentary, Manhunt,
AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) is
calling for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to release its study of
the CIA’s post 9/11 detention and interrogation program.
the Senate Committee's study would send an important message that the U.S. is
committed to upholding its international law obligations under the UN
Convention against Torture, including the development of national security
policies based on facts," said JBI Director Felice Gaer. "We warmly welcome
Vice President Biden's public support for releasing the study."
a pre-screening of Manhunt, which tells the story of the CIA's
two-decade search for Osama bin Laden, Gaer asked three former CIA employees
intimately involved in the search for bin Laden whether they and the
intelligence community support release of the Senate study.
Bakos and Cindy Storer (featured in Manhunt as among the first
CIA officers to pinpoint intelligence that proved the existence of al-Qaeda and
bin Laden as its leader) and Philip Mudd (former Deputy Director of the CIA
Counter Terrorism Center), all stated that it is important to inform the
American public about what the CIA did following 9/11.
pre-screening took place at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.