NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of classified pieces of information from the National Security Agency, told Amnesty International that Americans committed “inexcusable crimes” when they conducted torture on detainees.
The former system administrator for the CIA, who still resides in Russia under an asylum request, spoke from Moscow to an event in Paris about the recent release of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee’s report on CIA torture during the George W. Bush administration. He described the CIA’s brutal techniques as “deeply corrosive to the morals of the United States.“
Snowden reportedly said during a recent video conference for Amnesty International’s celebration of the International Day of Human Rights:
“A government could say that rape has a positive effect because we have a declining demographic crisis in the country… Efficiency has no place in the debate…
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