Maher Arar was honoured with an international human rights award tonight but, in the latest indignity he's suffered, the U.S. government would not let him travel to the U.S. capital to accept his award in person.
President Bush signed a law authorizing tough interrogation and prosecution of terrorism suspects. This means Bush can continue a secret CIA program for interrogating terrorism suspects whom he believes have vital information that could thwart a plot
In one of the bizarre twists of war, the 22-year-old college student was taken from the Taliban prison to another prison run by Americans after the invasion of Afghanistan. And the U.S. military's chief reason for holding Rahim for the past five
As the US rejected fresh British government criticism of Gitmo, an American soldier has made new charges that military guards brutally treated inmates at the controversial top security prison for terrorist suspects in south-eastern Cuba.
[when even your friends turn againt you] The detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay is unacceptable and counterproductive, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said, underlining an increasingly critical British line on the U.S.-run prison fr
Exhausted, but happy, 16 Afghans were freed in Kabul after being released by the U.S. military from its Guantanamo Bay jail. Aged from 25 to more than 55, they had been held as suspected fighters for the Taliban or its allies in Afghanistan after
The CIA used a military base in Germany to interrogate the man accused of masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and a fellow al-Qaeda leader, according to testimony from terrorism suspects.
So, waterboarding is now okay . So is the suspension of one of our basic rights of freedom—the writ of habeas corpus. Habeas corpus—which guarantees prisoners the right to know the charges against them—according to the U.S. Constitution, can only be
On Jan. 21, 1968, The Washington Post pubished a front-page photo of a US soldier supervising the questioning of a captured North Vietnamese soldier who is being held down as water was poured on his face while his nose and mouth were covered by a clo
"From the whole conversation, I understood that striking detainees was a common practice," the sergeant wrote. "Everyone in the group laughed at the others' stories of beating detainees."
There has been and will be much hand-wringing and indignation over the Senate's cowardly endorsement of torture as an official U.S. policy. It's morally despicable, useless from an intelligence standpoint, and poses a grave new danger to both
Ken Silverstein from Harpers Magazine asked 6 questions of Kate Brown, who is Assoc. Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her book, A Biolgraphy of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to the Soviet Heartland
Javaid Iqbal's lawyers say the Pakistani cable repairman was snatched in the post-September 11 dragnet and held for over a year at a Brooklyn detention center, where guards beat him mercilessly.
What a novel approach. The reason why Americans support torture is because of their support for the TV show "24". I'll let Laura Ingraham explain it to you. So, we should all have cocaine, and end up in OZ.
The similarity between practices used by the Khymer Rouge and those currently being debated by Congress isn't a coincidence. As has been amply documented many of the "enhanced techniques" came to the CIA and military interrogators via t
The Senate endorsed President Bush's plans to prosecute and interrogate terror suspects, all but sealing congressional approval for legislation that Republicans intend to use on the campaign trail to assert their toughness on terrorism.
The House approved an administration-backed system of questioning and prosecuting terrorism suspects, setting clearer limits on CIA interrogation techniques but denying access to courts for detainees seeking to challenge their imprisonment at Guantan
The U.S. government says it "sought assurances with respect to Mr. Arar's treatment"--a risible excuse coming from officials who would not trust the "assurances" of Syria's brutal, despotic regime on any issue that mattere
"The United States is committed to the world-wide elimination of torture," George W. Bush explained in a June 2003 speech, "and we are leading this fight by example." Oh, the irony!
The measure was drafted in response to a US Supreme Court ruling in June that Bush had overstepped his powers and breached the Geneva Conventions by setting up special war crime tribunals for "war on terror" suspects.
But in his one shot this year at getting out of here, the detainee could not produce letters from his family that he wanted to submit as evidence. They were seized by the military, along with thousands of other documents from detainees, as it investi
The U.S. Senate is cutting a deal with President Bush to make America a banana republic. Last week, three senators reached an agreement with the White House that will de facto permit the CIA to continue torturing people around the world.
Canada will seek "urgent" talks with the U.S. on information-sharing protocol in the wake of Monday's scathing report on the deportation of Maher Arar, while the RCMP commissioner's job may be in question.
Democrats chose to outsource their policy on military tribunals to John McCain. And McCain did what he's done best the last year: capitulate to Bush. "Senators Snatch Defeat From Jaws of Victory: US to be First Nation to Authorize Violations
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist signaled that he and other White House allies will filibuster a bill dealing with the interrogation and prosecution of detainees if they cannot persuade a rival group of Republicans to rewrite key provisions opposed
In a dramatic reversal, a US House of Representatives panel endorsed President Bush's plan for tough interrogations and trials of foreign terrorism suspects after Republicans rounded up enough members to turn defeat into victory.
The extent of the torture and abuse that British residents held at Guantanamo Bay claim to have suffered is revealed for the first time in a series of recently declassified interviews between the detainees and their human rights lawyers.
Canadian intelligence officials passed false warnings and bad information to American agents about a Muslim Canadian citizen, after which U.S. authorities secretly whisked him to Syria, where he was tortured, a judicial report found.
In his showdown with rebellious Senate Republicans over bills to bring terrorism suspects to trial, President Bush has repeatedly called for clarity in the rules for what he calls “alternative interrogation techniques” used by the Central Intelligenc
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday defended the Bush administration's strategy for interrogating terror suspects, calling it legal and critical to "continue gathering information about our enemies."