In November 2002, Gul Rahman, an Afghan citizen refugee in Pakistan, died in a “black site,” one of the secret prisons run by the CIA in Afghanistan.
In August 2017, two psychologists hired by CIA were forced to compensate their family. The psychologists had been hired by the CIA to devise, shape and refine the interrogation and torture system after Sept. 11. This compensation is an absolute novelty, Kate Clark noted on the website Afghanistan Analysts Network.
And it opens the door to possible new legal cases. They may also involve, after many years of impunity, the government officials responsible for abuse and torture that sometimes led to death. As happened to Gul Rahman.
His story takes a sudden and dramatic turnaround on Oct. 29, 2002. He fled to Pakistan with his wife and four daughters, after the American invasion, to escape the war. On that day, Gul Rahman arrived to Islamabad to undergo some medical check-ups.