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Torture

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Farm Runoff

"Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destablilize their country." GWB. Here's the story of Dan Mitrione, policeman, ex-FBI, and trainer in "advanced counterinsurgency techniques". No wonde

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McClatchy News

A 38-year-old cameraman for the Arabic news network al Jazeera, Hajj has been imprisoned as an “enemy combatant” at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five years, but never charged with any crime. He was arrested by Pakistani police in

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Counterpunch

In a belated attempt to win the PR battle over Guantánamo, a terrorism study center at West Point has produced a Pentagon-commissioned report, which attempts to refute the findings of a report published by the Seton Hall Law School in February 2006.

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Salon

Once upon a time, a U.S. official's condemnation of torture was a statement of moral principle. Today, it is an opportunity for obfuscation. We have learned that when President Bush says, "We don't torture," it's important to re

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AP

President Bush signed an executive order Friday prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment, including humiliation or denigration of religious beliefs, in the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects. The White House declined to say whether the

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Vanity Fair

America's coercive interrogation methods were reverse-engineered by C.I.A. psychologists who spent their careers training U.S. soldiers to endure Communist-style torture techniques. The spread of these tactics was fueled by a myth about a critica

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Alternet

In 2001, 19-year-old Murat Kurnaz was an innocent man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Accused of being a terrorist, he spent five years in Guantanamo before being released -- now he's telling his story.

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Columbia Journalism Review

On December 15,2001, early in the morning on the last day of Ramadan, a reporter and a cameraman from Al Jazeera arrived the Pakistani town of Charman on the Afghanistan border, on their way to cover the American military operation. The reporter, Ab

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Newshounds

Yesterday, President George Bush thought he was going to a typical White House East Room photo op with this year's Presidential Scholars after which he planned to give a rah-rah speech in favor of the renewal of No Child Left Behind.

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AP

An Army officer who played a key role in the "enemy combatant" hearings at Guantanamo Bay says tribunal members relied on vague and incomplete intelligence while being pressured to rule against detainees, often without any specific evidence

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AP

Fears that the governments of both the US and the UK are conspiring to break international safeguards preventing the return of prisoners held without charge or trial to their home countries--where they face a serious risk of torture and abuse--have g

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Der Spiegel(Germany)

A building formerly occupied by Fatah's intelligence service in Gaza was long notorious for torture and execution, Now Hamas is in control -- and is letting former inmates visit the chamber of horrors.

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Aljazeera

The White House has refused to confirm a report that it is close to a decision to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay. A White House spokesman told Al Jazeera that George Bush, the US president, had "long expressed a desire" to close th

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Salon

There is growing evidence of high-level coordination between the CIA and the US military in developing abusive interrorgation techniques used on terrorist suspects. After the 9/11 attacks, both turned to a small cadre of psychologists linked to the

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New Yorker(Seymour Hersh)

How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties. Taguba knew his report would make him unpopular: "If I lie, I lose. And if I tell the truth, I lose".

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American Prospect

Soldiers' videos and photos show how obscene games and simulated violet acts became part of everyday life and led to a culture of abuse in Iraq's detention facilities. This piece is adapted from Monstering:Inside America's policy of secr

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AP

The Bush administration cannot legally detain a U.S. resident it believes is an al-Qaida sleeper agent without charging him, a divided federal appeals court ruled. Sanctioning the indefinite detention of civilians would have "disastrous conseque

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AP

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he favors immediately closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison and moving its detainees to US facilities. The prison, which now holds about 380 suspected terrorists has tarnished the world's

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Salon

If the Bush administration forces the CIA to drop "tough" interrogation techniques like waterboarding, the agency will probably fall back on a brutal method that leaves no physical marks.

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