A civilian CIA contractor accused of beating an Afghan detainee who later died in custody was found guilty of assault yesterday, becoming the first person affiliated with the spy agency to be convicted in a post-Sept. 11 abuse case.
But human-rights organizations said prosecutors had failed to hold higher-level CIA and military officers accountable, focusing instead on low-level soldiers and operatives.
``They are just investigating the goons and the muscle. They are not investigating the brains," said John Sifton, a lawyer with Human Rights Watch.
Friday, August 18, 2006
But not enough.
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