The candidate for the post of the head of the CIA, Gina Haspel was personally ordering torture in 2002. This is stated in the documents that were published by the National Archives of the United States.
The documents include a new and less edited version of the report by the 2004 CIA Inspector General, specifying the materials from the declassified report of the US Senate Committee on Intelligence on Torture conducted by Haspel when she led a secret CIA base in Thailand. In them, it detailed that she specifically ordered a detainee to be drowned. Subsequently, video evidence of the torture was destroyed.
In March, US President Donald Trump appointed the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel. If approved by the Senate, she will be the first woman to head the CIA. Human rights organizations called on the senators to seriously study the past of Haspel.
In June 2017, the European Center for Constitutional Rights and Human Rights asked the German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for Haspel. The cause was the case of Abu Zubaida, who was tortured 83 times in a secret CIA prison in Thailand.