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ECCHRâ??s legal intervention filed with the German Federal Public
Prosecutor (Generalbundesanwalt â?? GBA) is aimed at securing an arrest
warrant for CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel was appointed to
the post by President Donald Trump in February 2017. The information
submitted to the GBA by ECCHR on 6 June 2017 documents Haspelâ??s role
in the torture of detainees in 2002 at a secret CIA prison in
Thailand. In the dossier, ECCHR argues that Haspel oversaw the daily
torture of detainees at the black site in 2002 and failed to do
anything to stop it.

â??Those who commit, order or allow torture should be brought before a
court â?? this is especially true for senior officials from powerful
nations,â?? said ECCHRâ??s General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck. â??The
prosecutor must, under the principle of universal jurisdiction, open
investigations, secure evidence and seek an arrest warrant. If the
deputy director travels to Germany or Europe, she must be arrested.â??

>From this shortlink turd in wrong thread, see above instead.