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CIA Photographed Captives Nude Before Sending Them to Be Tortured

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By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

CIA captives were photographed naked before being sent to other countries for torture, the Guardian reports. 

The photographs, described by one U.S. official as “very gruesome,” raised serious questions about America’s willingness to resort to “sexual humiliation” of CIA captives following 9/11.

The photos, which are classified by the CIA, show captives blindfolded, bound and bruised. Some of the photos include what appears to be CIA officials alongside the naked captives.

Because the photos are classified, it’s unclear how many captives were pictured nude.

The purpose of the photographs was to show the physical conditions of the captives.

Photos Showing Another Side ‘Whitey’ Bulger Includes a Priest Defrocked for Abusing Boys

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

But one photo showed Bulger relaxing on a sofa with a Catholic priest who had been defrocked for abusing young boys, ABC News reports.

The pictures were part of Bulger’s racketeering and murder trial as the defense winds down its arguments.

Other shots include Bulger with NFL hockey player Chris “Knuckles” Nilan holding the Stanley Cup, his two pet dogs and his girlfriend Catherine Greig.

“This is clearly an attempt to salvage his reputation. What other possible purpose is there to filing these kinds of documents?” Prosecutor Fred Wyshak said.

Today, Bulger must decide whether he’ll take the stand.

NPR: How Technology Helped FBI Agents Track Down Bombing Suspects

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Technology has come a long way since Atlanta’s Olympic Park bombing nearly 17 years ago, NPR explains in an audio cast.

The FBI examined more than 10 terabytes of video and images from the Boston Marathon bombing.

To put that into perspective, it would take one person more than five years to look at all of the video and images.

To listen to the audio cast, click here.