Just how -- and why -- 3 people who hanged themselves would have managed to stuff rags down their throats before they died. Why neither the guards on duty nor the paramedics who showed up were interviewed; or why the paramedics didn't even ask the gu
An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time, without access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers and former detainees held at the site on
Al-Ghizzawi is clearly an innocent man. Back in 2004, when the Bush administration convened military review boards to review the prisoners’ cases, they concluded there was insufficient evidence to declare him an “enemy combatant,” and that he should
Taser International, in the user’s manual that comes with every Taser, states the following, “application of the Taser to the genitals is PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE.” Taser openly encourages the use of the weapon on the groin. For the stun gun mode, or “
New allegations that British soldiers tortured and sexually abused Iraqi civilians are being "investigated" by the Ministry of Defence.
The Man-Portable Active Denial System...can beam a microwave ray that causes skin surface to heat up to 130 deg. F., causing the nerve cells in the skin to think they're on fire.
Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, and 5 other suspects will be sent to military commissions [WTF?].
Scott Horton from Harpers Magazine on the Italian governments conviction of 23 American oficials and CIA for RENDITIONS / Declan McCullagh (CBS) - U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide det
An American who was captured by Kenyan forces in January 2007 filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington on Tuesday, arguing that FBI agents allegedly involved in his interrogation and transfer to other countries violated his constitutional righ
Previously censored documents released late Friday by the Dept. of Justice shed more light on the FBI investigation into CIA interrogation tactics. In 2003, the FBI sent repeated warnings to the Dept. of Defense, but abusive interrogations occurred f
This ACLU video profiles the Gitmo prisoners detained, tortured, and then released without charge. You might keep the recent 2nd Circuit ruling my colleague Jacob Sullum wrote about yesterday in mind while watching.
A measure sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain and Independent Joe Lieberman would block the Justice Department from spending any funds to prosecute detainees from the Cuban island jail.
FBI officials visiting an overseas prison run by the CIA found prisoners 'manacled to the ceiling and subjected to blaring music around the clock', according to the documents. Handwritten notes attributed to Justice Department officials discuss th
For four years now, I have been following the fates of the hundreds of men who have been -- and the 200 plus men who still are -- being held at Guantánamo Bay, and, the record is now clear, most of whom have been tortured. But until this week I had n
My name is Craig Murray. I was British Ambassador in Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004… I had extensive experience throughout my career of dealing with intelligence material and the intelligence services. It was made plain to me in briefing
The couple, Daniel Weston and Mary Ann Parmelee, and three other people are accused of luring their two victims to an office where the men were tied up, held for hours and beaten, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney said.
Finally, a place where readers can vote on what music Gitmo detainees should be forced to listen to. This long-needed public service is courtesy the Boston Herald’s Darren Garnick.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether federal courts have the power to order prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay to be released into the United States. [A month after Guantanamo is closed - big deal.]
Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the government must disclose secret details of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee's alleged torture. Judges said Foreign Secretary David Miliband should release undisclosed sections of a 2008 ruling on the tre
The House voted to allow foreign terrorism suspects from the Guantanamo Bay prison into the United States to face trial. The measure, included in a $42.8 billion bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, must be passed by the Senate before Presi
The government was afraid of releasing the Yemenis (even though they had been cleared for release) because Guantánamo itself might have radicalized [them], exposing [them] to militants and embittering [them] against the United States,” and I should a
The decision to delay comes as Congress and the Obama administration appear to have agreed on the passage of a new law that would delegate all authority over the photos to the Secretary of Defense, effectively removing the courts from the process.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is trying to prevent the Obama administration from holding criminal trials in civilian courts for the alleged Sept. 11 plotters instead of bringing them before military commissions.
Democrats pushed ahead Wednesday with a $42.8 billion homeland security budget that keeps alive the goal of closing Guantanamo someday while preserving President Barack Obama’s discretion — in the interim — to bring detainees into the United States f
A year ago, an Air Force prosecutor swore out charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization against Fouad al Rabia, a 50-year-old Kuwaiti aviation engineer who was seized in Afghanistan 8 years ago.
The detention system created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks imprisoned innocent men, subjected them to abuse, stripped them of their legal rights and allowed Islamic militants to turn the prison camp into a school for jihad.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Bahtiyar Mahnut, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, learned a few weeks ago that the Pacific island nation of Palau had invited him to settle there. He wishes to remain a prisoner so he can look after his older brother, a fello
For the CIA supervisors and operatives responsible for torture, the chickens are coming home to roost; that is, if President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder mean it when they say no one is above the law – and if they don’t fall victim t
Doctors complicit in torture
The Obama administration is seeking another two-month delay in a handful of key military commission trials of terrorism detainees, as two key senators said they no longer believe Guantanamo Bay inmates will be transferred to Kansas.