Gina Haspel has been appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), its first female director. Previously, Haspel ran “black sites” which are secretive locations in foreign countries where people are tortured. An example being a prison in Thailand where suspects endured waterboarding torture.
These sites were closed by Obama, however Trump has spoken in favor of the techniques.
Ms Haspel’s appointment last year as deputy director of the CIA caused much debate and controversy due to many factors.
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has stated “ECCHR’s legal intervention filed with the German Federal Public Prosecutor (Generalbundesanwalt – GBA) is aimed at securing an arrest warrant for CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel.