VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美中情局酷刑惹争议 水刑或将被废止
日期:2016-04-12 14:18

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CIA Director Says No More Waterboarding
The CIA will not use waterboarding to get information from a detainee anymore.
Waterboarding is a method that has been described as torture. It is used to force prisoners to give information.
Usually, the detainee is held down on a board, and water is poured on a cloth covering his face. It makes a person feel like they are drowning.
John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, says the CIA would not use waterboarding even if a future president ordered the method to be used.
"Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again," he said in an interview with NBC News. Part of the interviewed aired Sunday.
Brennan said he would not use the tactics "because this institution (the CIA) needs to endure," or last.
It was part of a program the CIA used after the 2001 terror attacks.
Waterboarding was done by CIA employees to get information from terror suspects. They hoped to force suspects to reveal information about possible future attacks against the U.S.
President Barack Obama banned the techniques in 2009, calling them torture.
The U.S. Senate released a report in December 2014 criticizing the CIA's use of the harsh techniques. They include waterboarding; mock, or fake, executions; ice baths; sexual threats; and other methods used against captured al-Qaida members and other militants.
The Senate report said the interrogations using these methods did not produce any intelligence that saved lives.
But after the report's release, Brennan said that the interrogations had produced intelligence that helped stop attack plans and capture terrorists.
There has been much criticism of waterboarding in the U.S. Critics say the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" are torture.
Others defend the program, saying it was necessary for national security. Former Vice President Dick Cheney served under former President George W. Bush. Cheney said they kept the country safe from more attacks.
Jose Rodriguez ran the interrogation program for the CIA. He said information obtained through the interrogations helped capture Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Mohammed calls himself the architect of the September 11 attacks — the person who planned the attacks. He remains a detainee at the U.S. military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama had said he would close the prison during his presidency.
The U.S. government has tried to bring some detainees to trial. But legal analysts say that is made more difficult because some of the prisoners had been subjected to enhanced interrogations, including waterboarding.
Two U.S Air Force psychologists designed the CIA's program. Now they are facing a lawsuit filed for three suspected terrorists who were detained, but never charged with crimes.
The ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, brought the suit last October, saying the psychologists took part in torture sessions that were "unlawful and its methods barbaric." The case is moving through the courts.
The use of waterboarding is also talked about in the current presidential race.
Last month, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would "use every legal power" to stop terrorists, but would not order the military or others to violate the law. Earlier, he supported going "tougher than waterboarding."
His closest challenger in the Republican race is Senator Ted Cruz. He said in February he would bring back "whatever enhanced interrogation methods" are necessary to keep the country safe."
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词汇解析

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内容解析

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1.Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again.

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2.He said in February he would bring back "whatever enhanced interrogation methods" are necessary to keep the country safe."

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bring back 拿回来;使...恢复

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美中情局酷刑惹争议 水刑或将被废止
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通常,犯人被绑在一块木板上,脸部被毛巾盖住,然后施行者将水倒在犯人脸上jj]|8+]QUk8JiC2*C4xF。受刑人员会产生窒息,溺水的感觉9Dv.FF(np!3.sWnaC
美国中情局局长约翰·布伦南表示,即使未来的总统下令,中情局也不会再执行这一酷刑w~c*Kd8[,0JYaw;mo
在接受NBC新闻采访时,他表示“当然,我也决不允许任何中情局人员擅自使用这种刑讯方式Ik#[I[0H*9NaBt_8Kb~k。”相关采访视频将于周日播出eqD!sW~qw(

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布伦南称将不再使用这种酷刑“因为中情局需要一种忍耐力rxu+B8N]);A。”
2001年恐怖袭击发生后,水刑成为中情局审讯犯人的酷刑之一ave2ZC)Lz6UBqNAFh|
中情局利用这一刑讯方式逼迫恐怖分子招供ldzB4sZS@J0N~pJ+H,j_。他们希望通过这种方式得知恐怖分子偷袭美国的阴谋Y0PJ(~ZFgFfJpW
2009年,美国总统奥巴马曾明令禁止这一酷刑,并将其称为“非人的折磨”43OlK6mgerbV
2014年12月,美国参议院发布了一份报告指责中情局使用酷刑这一不人道的行为K!b28mF|82w^x。这些用来对付在押犯人和恐怖分子的酷刑包括:水刑、模拟死刑、冰水浴、性侵等229F1][*ckP7La6~^K*o
参议院出具的报告显示,这些审讯手段其实并未得到什么有价值的情报信息59+BFYzuRBV
而就在报告发布之后,布伦南辩解称通过审讯手段获得的情报粉碎了多起恐怖袭击计划o].OX!4&EC4x)]Dvs
在美国,水刑一直以来备受争议|#e-*xWI,,tF。相关人士称所谓的“强化审讯技术”是一种折磨4T7l1@cdRQ)NP)@
支持这一刑法的人士则表示,出于对国家安全的考虑,这些刑法是必要之举lj1@fjmh4YoL#Dlx.8。美国前总统乔治·布什上任时,迪克·切尼出任美国副总统pBI;OTSa0B。切尼曾表示这让我们的国家免受恐怖袭击dB0GXX~ktO(t^1US|
约瑟·罗德里格斯负责中情局的审讯项目5cr4GJUd!gL。他表示,审讯得来的情报帮助警方逮捕了哈立德·谢赫·穆罕默德vb4&v9^Pgv+587;;@Zs
穆罕默德自称是911袭击事件的幕后主使——策划了整个袭击事件H9qk2Ls4NJL[g6=。现被关押于古巴关塔那摩监狱oM@kE|k=#.O8HXV4。总统奥巴马曾表示在任期间将竭尽所能关闭这座监狱(LQ8FD^MTHt|K+~(
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中情局的酷刑审讯项目是由两名美国空军心理学家发明的i]F,SXj6X;7g|NZ。现在他们面临着三名在押恐怖分子的指控,但是并没有犯罪指控的罪名v!E5NUo2t,
去年10月,美国公民自由协会(又名ACLU)受理了这项诉讼,表示两位参与酷刑事件的心理学家是“违法的、不人道的”;&%9rPv]Os+7#。该案件已移交法院审理=hKaZ;BT4aj*L,FG!A^+
水刑也在近日的总统候选人选举中成为热议话题au*yLBbLf)+
上月,共和党总统候选人唐纳德·特朗普声称“穷极一切合法手段”阻止恐怖分子,但是不会允许军队或其他机构触犯法律Yv,VhD7b&w。早前,他曾公开支持“制定比水刑更为严苛的刑罚”言论e#*yK,n&_^jdwSz
泰德·克鲁兹是唯一一名与特朗普势均力敌的共和党总统候选人P|oP7zN+DT#%No~。克鲁兹曾于2月份表示:上任后会废止一切刑讯方式,无论该刑讯方式对国家安全多么重要%,LQ&Z7V6VO
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