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Report: CIA Officers Worry About Prosecution for Conduct
By VOA News
27 February 2005


A U.S. newspaper reports growing unease at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency over the possibility some career officers may be punished for their conduct while interrogating terror suspects.

Sunday, The New York Times cites current and former government officials as saying the CIA's inspector general is investigating at least seven possible misconduct cases.

Employees are reportedly concerned that officers who used techniques the government approved after the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks may be punished for their actions in the line of duty.

The newspaper says officials declined to provide details of the cases being investigated.

It says the inspector general's reviews have already led the agency to make significant changes in its rules on questioning and detaining prisoners.

CIA officials have not commented on the report.