by Andy Worthington. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann was removed from his post after 3 government-appointed military judges had disqualified him from playing any further part in 2 trials because of his transparent pro-prosecution bias.
Shocking video shows former Army Sergeant Nick Morgan at the moment his head is crushed to the sidewalk under the hooves of a police horse.
In a judgment, the British jurists hinted that unless the 42 documents are handed over quickly to the defense counsel as part of a habeas corpus proceeding in U.S. District Court, the London court might take that step itself, despite the threat of da
The Pentagon said it dropped war-crimes charges against 5 Guantanamo detainees after the former prosecutor in their cases complained the military was withholding evidence helpful to the defense. There are no plans to free any of the men, and charges
Prosecutor Darrel Vandeveld was in despair. The hard-nosed lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, a self-described conformist praised by his superiors for his bravery in Iraq, had lost faith in the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals
"As a consequence, the ADS provides the technical possibility to produce burns of second and third degree. Because the beam of diameter 2 m and above is wider than human size, such burns would occur over considerable parts of the body, up to 50%
A federal appeals court temporarily blocked the release of 17 Chinese-born Muslims detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after a landmark decision required them to be shipped to the U.S.
While the treatment of prisoners at detention facilities in Guantanamo, Afghanistan and Iraq have been the subject of complaints, the documents shed light on how American citizens and a US resident were treated in jails inside the US.
A federal judge ordered the Bush administration Tuesday to immediately release a small group of Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo Bay into the United States.
Top White House officials were told in early 2002 about harsh measures used by the CIA to extract information from suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in the agency's secret prisons, according to an account given to congressional investigators by the o
A federal judge overseeing cases against dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees said yesterday that he fears the public — and the detainees themselves — will be locked out of the courtroom when evidence in the case is scrutinized
Only Israel and the US recognize torture as official policy.
Can an immoral or unethical act sometimes be the right thing to do if the outcome is deemed favorable?
The APA has since passed several antitorture resolutions - all of them full of loopholes - but has failed to take ethics enforcement action against a single psychologist for participating in abuses, despite publication two years ago of a detailed int
At least 17 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay were subjected to a program that moved them repeatedly from cell to cell to cause sleep deprivation and disorientation as punishment and to soften detainees for subsequent interrogation
The hour is late. Gullible Americans are being marched off into tyranny as the promised land of safety.
The Bush administration informed all foreign intelligence and law enforcement teams visiting their citizens held at Guantanamo Bay that video and sound from their interrogation sessions would be recorded.
Even releasing detainees they knew to be entirely innocent was dangerous, since once released they could talk. "People will ask where they've been? What have you been doing with them?" Cheney said. "They'll all get lawyers!
[so why have the trial? ah show!] Even if he is found innocent, he may not leave this U.S. Navy base. The military retains the right to hold those considered to pose a threat to the United States — even those who have been cleared of charges at Guant
In a submission to the UN in May, the Pentagon said that no more than eight youths, aged 13 to 17 at time of capture, were held at Guantánamo Bay. But a prisoner list released in 2006 names 21 inmates under 18. A separate defense department admission
One can assume that former Attorney General John Ashcroft didn’t mean it to be funny, but his testimony on Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee might strike one as hilarious, were it not for the issue at hand — torture.
America's darkest hour under George Bush.
That was the way former U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft today described his decision to back off controversial Justice Department legal opinions produced by then-Deputy Assistant Atty. Gen. John Yoo.
Hundreds of European legislators are supporting a man that U.S. officials accuse of being Osama bin Laden's personal driver and bodyguard. [ooooouuh, his driver and confidant. What a crime! Is this the best they got?]
Haltingly, and at times sadly, Osama bin Laden's driver Tuesday offered an unusual peek inside his American detention, describing a six-year saga of interrogation, isolation and sexual humiliation from Afghanistan to the prison camps here.
Omar Khadr was 16 when the video was taken as he was being questioned by Canadian intelligence agents in 2003. A Canadian court ordered Canadian intelligence to surrender the video to Khadr's attorneys, who are fighting American charges that Khad
It's not as if the sex crimes US leaders authorized or tolerated are not staring Americans in the face: the images of male prisoners with their heads hooded with women's underwear; smear menstrual blood on the faces of male prisoners, and of
Justice Department lawyers said Tuesday that they had cleared 54 of the detainees for release, but when Hogan asked whether they could simply be released without delay, Justice Department lawyer Judry Subar said "that's the issue the execut
One day after Bush signed the $1.6 billion Plan Mexico into law giving Mexican military and police US training, armament, and resources videos surfaced showing Mexican police undergoing torture training by a man from a US security company.
Maher Arar, the poster boy for the US Government's program of "extraordinary rendition" has again been denied his day in court and Congressional efforts to reign in the Bush administration's use of national security as a defense app