A human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, said it collected evidence of previously unreported cases of tortures of the opponents of Muammar Gaddafi by US secret services.
The report says that in 2003 to 2011, American and British authorities were cooperating with Gaddafi against Mujahideen. In particular, the US and Britain detained opponents of the Libyan dictator, and then handed them over to Lybia.
"Not only did the US deliver Gaddafi his enemies on a silver platter but it seems the CIA tortured many of them first. The scope of Bush administration abuse appears far broader than previously acknowledged and underscores the importance of opening up a full-scale inquiry into what happened", said in a statement of a "counterterrorism" advisor and author of the report Laura Pitter.
As specified by the HRW, the evidence against the Americans was collected by interviewing victims and witnesses of their tortures. Thus, one of the sources of the HRW report was Khalid al-Sharif, who was held for two years in a CIA prison in Afghanistan, before the Americans handed him over to Gaddafi.
"I spent three months being brutally interrogated by Americans during the first period, and they used a different type of torture against every day. Sometimes they used water", the CIA victim said. Now he is the head of Libya's National Guard.
According to the words of another former Libyan prisoner, he was tortured by water boarding.
The HRW says that it compiled its report by interviewing victims and witnesses familiar with American abuses and by combing through once secret archives to which the public got access during the Libyan revolution that led to Gaddafi's ouster and eventual death, reports Reuters.
The documents were found in archives following the collapse of Gaddafi's regime and include classified correspondence between top Libyan officials and Western terrorists from the CIA and Britain's spy agencies MI5 and MI6.
As a result, the HRW found that the treatment of Libyan prisoners reveals that Bush administration failed to distinguish between so-called "terrorists, responsible for the 9-11", and those "who simply have been engaged in armed opposition struggle against their own repressive regimes". The HRW called on Obama to order to initiate a criminal investigation into interrogation techniques used by the CIA.
Meanwhile, the CIA sees nothing wrong in its crimes against humanity.
"It is not a surprise that the Central Intelligence Agency works with foreign governments to help to protect our country from terrorism and other deadly threats. That is exactly what we are expected to do", said Jennifer Youngblood, a CIA spokeswoman.