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CIA ‘torture psychologists’ avoid trial with secret settlement

WASHINGTON: Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit on Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, avoided what would have been the first public trial of the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture on suspected Al-Qaeda members. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit in 2015…