MOSCOW, March 13 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. Former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden said that the new director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, played an important role in the torture system. He made this statement on Twitter in response to the post of US President Donald Trump about personnel reshuffles in the State Department and the CIA.

"The new director of the CIA played a key role in the use of torture against suspects and in their unlawful concealment, whose name is indicated in a top-secret decree, according to which all records should be destroyed in order not to go to Congress." Incredibly, , - wrote Snowden, publishing a link to the article The New York Times.

The NYT text reports that in 2002, Gina Haspel watched the torture of two suspects in terrorism and later participated in the destruction of videotapes that confirmed violent interrogations in a secret prison in Thailand.

Later Snowden wrote that Haspel, most likely, will not be able to visit the countries of the European Union without the risk of being arrested.

"It's interesting: the new director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, who" tortured people ", probably will not be able to come to the EU to meet with the heads of other special services without the risk of being arrested because of a complaint by the Berlin ECCHR to the German prosecutor's office," Snowden wrote.

In June 2017, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) asked the German authorities to issue a warrant for the arrest of Haspel in the case of torture of terror suspects. According to media reports, the cause was the case of Abu Zubaida, who was tortured 83 times in a secret CIA prison in Thailand.

President of the United States Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed Gene Haspel the head of the CIA. She became the first woman to take this post.

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