Despite years of denials, new questions are being raised about Britain's possible involvement in the torture of a detainee now on a prolonged hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Both an American military lawyer who's seen clas
After the British High Court ruled that evidence of a British resident's rendition and harsh interrogation at the Pentagon's Guantanamo Bay prison must remain secret because of threats made by the Bush administration to halt intelligence shar
Despite relying on Basardah's tips, military officials have expressed reservations about the credibility of their star witness since 2004. His trustworthiness was further thrown in doubt a little more than two weeks ago when a federal judge order
Attorneys for US citizen Jose Padilla -- who was convicted of material support for terrorist activities -- say high-level Bush Admin. officials knew their client was being tortured during the time he was held an enemy combatant in a S. Carolina
Although the Soviet- and Nazi-inspired "enhanced interrogation techniques" have been put on the shelf, there is every reason to expect that they will quietly be pulled back down when Barack the Blessed, considers them necessary.
For 6 years, Haji Bismullah, an Afghan detainee at Guantánamo Bay, has insisted that he was no terrorist, but had actually fought the Taliban and had been part of the pro-American Afghan government. The Bush administration flew him home after a milit
The Bush administration maintained Wednesday that the U.S. does not torture prisoners despite a claim to the contrary from the military judge in charge of trying Guantanamo Bay detainees.
The top Bush administration official in charge of deciding whether to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to trial has concluded that the US military tortured a Saudi national who allegedly planned to participate in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, interrogat
Bush defended harsh interrogations by pointing to intelligence breakthroughs, but a surprising number of counterterrorist officials say that, apart from being wrong, torture just doesn’t work.
"...This was the opportunity that they'd always wanted, to be violent and awful people...because they are genuinely psychotic. And for others, it's just a job," Arendt said.
The president disagreed with notion that such tactics amount to torture. "I firmly reject the word 'torture,'" Bush said.
A federal judge in Washington ruled the government was properly holding two Guantánamo detainees as enemy combatants, the first clear-cut victories for the Bush administration in what are expected to be more than 200 similar cases.
Australia has been approached by U.S. authorities about taking some of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba when it closes.
The Milgram experiments from the early 1960's are classic (but shocking) studies that demonstrated the "sheeple-ness" of people everywhere. In the experiments -- which have been replicated numerous times across multiple cultures, races
A widespread lack of understanding regarding the purposes served by the criminal justice system—and the penal system—is a major obstacle to even entertaining the thought of prosecuting administration officials for torture.
US researchers repeated the famous "Milgram test", with volunteers told to deliver electrical shocks to another volunteer - played by an actor.
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit had ruled 4 former Guantanamo Bay detainees do not have the right to sue high-ranking government officials for alleged torture and infringement of religious practice during their captivity.
"I supported it," he said regarding the practice known as "water-boarding," a form of simulated drowning. After World War II, Japanese soldiers were tried and convicted of war crimes in US courts for water-boarding, a practice whi
Iraqi TV al-Sharqiya just reported on the news that AL-Zaidi is transferred to Camp Cropper prison, managed by the American forces. The TV Channel announced that Al-Zaidi is in a difficult condition, with broken ribs and signs of tortures
A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the case of Canadian citizen who was detained on a layover at JFK International Airport in 2002. The U.S. government accused him of being an al-Qaida member and sent him to Syria for interrogation. No ch
[Just shoot us already!] The self-styled mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four co-defendants told a military judge at Guantanamo on Monday that they wanted to confess and plead guilty. The defendants said in a note to the judge that they ma
Recently approved U.S.-Iraqi security agreement will soon require the American military to release the 16,000 Iraqi detainees -- the vast majority of them held in this southern desert prison -- or refer them to the nation's courts. As the U.S. mi
A Justice Department lawyer urged an appeals court yesterday to overturn a judge's decision to release a group of Chinese Muslims at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay into the United States.
The U.S. military has decided to transfer Osama bin Laden's former driver from custody at Guantanamo Bay to his home in Yemen. The Bush administration considered him a dangerous terrorist but a military jury found to be a low-level aide.
A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of five Algerians held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the continued detention of a sixth in a major blow to the Bush administration's strategy to capture terror suspects without charges.
Military prosecutors have decided to file new war-crimes charges against a Guantánamo detainee who has been called the 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terror plot, discounting claims that his harsh interrogation would make a prosecution impossible.
President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the USA to face criminal trials, a plan that would require creation of a controversial new system of justice.
While the criminal abuse of male prisoners at Abu Ghraib is well known, child and women prisoners held there have also been tortured and raped, according to Neil Mackay of Glasgow’s “Sunday Herald.”
After years of legal clashes over whether detainees have the right to contest their detention in court, a federal judge on Thursday opened the first hearing into the government’s justification for holding suspects at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay,