Torture commonly occurs in America's homeland gulag
The court was told there was evidence that detainees were starved, deprived of sleep, subjected to sensory deprivation and threatened with execution at the shadowy facilities near Basra operated by the Joint Forces Interrogation Team, or JFIT. It
Jailers regularly use stun guns to “soften up” inmates who pose no threat and often use the guns on inmates who are disabled, pregnant or under the influence of drugs, and to shock naked and restrained prisoners and to punish inmates for routine rule
The British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent breach of the Geneva conventions. Training materials drawn up secretly in recent years tell interrogato
The documents chronicle numerous allegations of torture by Iraqi forces against their own citizens, as well as what appears to have been a standing order in the US military to ignore the allegations -- potentially a violation of international convent
It turns out the NYT has a reputation for studiously avoiding the word, to the point of using bizarre bureaucratic alternatives.
A psychologist whose research was used in constructing the US's program to torture terrorism suspects has been granted a $31-million no-bid Army contract to provide "resilience training" to US soldiers. Martin Seligman's research "formed the psycholo
A new report from a U.S. foundation details allegations of detainee abuse as recently as this year from Afghans who say they were held at a secret jail inside the main American military base in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has long operated a fa
A former US soldier in Iraq has come forward with video of his fellow soldiers subjecting Iraqi detainees to what he describes as "mental, emotional, degrading" abuse. US Army Specialist Ethan McCord was a member of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1
Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED According to Amnesty International USA : Since June 2001, more than 351 individuals in the United States have died after being shocked by police Tasers. Most of those individuals were not c
Some women who were raped at the US's Abu Ghraib prison facility in Iraq were later "honor killed" by their families, says a Jordanian reporter who writes on women's issues. "In Abu Ghraib, women were tortured by the Americans much more than
The Justice Department has finally uncovered emails written by John Yoo, the author of the so-called torture memos. But something's missing.
(must see Video). Watch this Sixty –Four year Old cancer survivor with a heart condition getting tased 3 times in his own home, after his wife calls 911. The Jack Booted Thugs otherwise known as "police" or "officers" enter as the paramedics are le
Because federal judges cannot trust the confessions of prisoners obtained by intense coercion, they are regularly throwing out the government’s cases against Guantánamo Bay prisoners.
Guards at the Los Angeles County jail complex in Castaic will start using a newfangled weapon that produces a deep burning sensation -- which is not to be confused with a “warm fuzzy feeling” -- in whomever it is aimed at.
A military judge has ruled there is no credible evidence that a Canadian prisoner on trial in Guantanamo on murder and terrorism conspiracy charges was tortured into confessing after his capture in Afghanistan.
The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspect
(Must see video)The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that physicians with the CIA's Office of Medical Services (OMS) played an even greater role in facilitating the torture of detainees than was previously recognized.
A former Bush Justice Department official who approved brutal interrogation methods by the C.I.A. has told Congress that he never authorized several other rough tactics reportedly inflicted on terrorism suspects — including prolonged shackling to a c
Britain on Tuesday unveiled details of an inquiry into claims its security services were complicit in the torture of suspected violent extremists on foreign soil after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Under the breezy cover note “Dan, a generic description of the process,” this “Background Paper on CIA's Use of Interrogation Techniques” is one of the most chilling torture documents excavated to date. After the Abu Ghraib photographs surfaced an
The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal brought by a Canadian-Syrian who was wrongly arrested in the US in 2002 and expelled to Syria where he was held and tortured for a year. Computer engineer Maher Arar was detained in New York i
America's longstanding degenerate tradition
And once the young denouncer of the Bush approach to terrorism took power for himself, he quickly embraced that same approach almost in its entirety, defending its most egregious depredations – indefinite detention, illegal wiretapping, etc.
The group's review, which examined Bush-era documentation, asserts that the administration violated laws set up in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent medical testing on prisoners of war. (Nazi doctors sometimes experimented on their prisoners.)
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released evidence it says indicates that the Bush administration conducted "illegal and unethical human experimentation and research" on detainees' response to torture while in CIA custody after 9/11.
CCR asked the Supreme Court to take up the case against CACI and L-3 Services (formerly Titan), two corporations whose employees participated in the infamous torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib.
A federal judge has dismissed more than 100 habeas corpus lawsuits filed by former Guantanamo captives, ruling because the Bush and Obama administrations had transferred them elsewhere, the courts need not decide whether the Pentagon imprisoned them
A federal judge ordered the Pentagon to release a long-held Mauritanian captive held at Guantanamo Bay who was once considered such a high-value detainee that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld designated him for [torture.]