Survivors of CIA Torture Sue Psychologists
September 11th marks a tragic and notorious day in national history. Since the terrorist attack on that day, Logan airport has increased security and the NSA is monitoring people closer than ever. The most prominent effect, however, has been the implementation of CIA torture. James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the two psychologists who created this program, are now facing a lawsuit.
Tortured in Afghanistan, two survivors are speaking out. The survivors, Suleiman Abdullah Salim and Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, are suing Mitchell and Jessen for their experience. The Huffington Post stated that the CIA torture methods included physical and mental abuse, such as holding lengthy stress positions, hearing loud noises, being deprived of sleep and food, and being forced to withstand freezing temperatures.
According to an article on CNN, the survivors are seeking justice for the torture they endured. Steven Watt, one of the attorneys representing the survivors, stated, “This case is about ensuring that the people behind the torture program are held accountable so history doesn’t repeat itself.”
The survivors are hoping to receive at least $75,000 for the damages done to their minds and bodies, CNN reported.