Witness testimony that was to be used in court by former Guantánamo detainee David Hicks suggests that prisoners were repeatedly drugged as part of the Bush administration's "enhanced interrogation," Natalie O'Brien of the Sydney Morning Herald repor
Another prisoner has died at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday, two days after the man was apparently found unconscious in his cell at the isolated, high-security prison.
When Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu said last week that the ex-leaders of the U.S. and U.K. should be made to “answer for their actions” in attacking Iraq on the basis of lies, Western savants and pundits greeted the remarks from the retired archbishop
The U.S. insists that only three terrorism suspects were subjected to waterboarding. Human Rights Watch claims the harsh practice was more widespread.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision not to prosecute CIA torturers in two high-profile homicides bows to the political difficulty of going after field agents while sparing superiors, including ex-President George W. Bush. But the all-clear on tor
The Justice Department said Thursday that it would not file charges in connection with the deaths of two prisoners held in CIA custody a decade ago, closing the last active criminal investigation into the agency’s treatment of prisoners after the Sep
After a decade of fiery public debate and bare-knuckle partisan brawling, the United States has stumbled toward an ad hoc bipartisan compromise over the issue of torture that rests on two unsustainable policies: impunity at home and rendition abroa
Exactly 10 years ago, on August 1, 2002, Jay S. Bybee, who at the time was the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, signed two memos (see here and here) that will forever be known as the “torture memos.”
Aldermen recommended paying more than $7 million to 2 men who were tortured by former Police Cmdr. John Burge, a move that means former Mayor Richard Daley will not be deposed about what he knew about one of the cases.
During this summer of Occupy and subsequent police brutality, the subject of torture is hotly denounced by protesters and conveniently ignored by candidates.
What do the Nazi Gestapo, the Apartheid South African police, the Japanese military during World War II, Spanish "Grand Inquisitor", William Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Joe Lieberman, and Marc Levin have in common?
The SPLC's latest rant troubled the hard-left Mother Jones a little bit, but then the columnist that was dissenting fell back into line. (Apparently, she did not want to make the SPLC's "Intelligence Report," which is that organization's version if "
An autistic boy was strapped down and tortured with electrical shocks at the Judge Rotenberg School in Massachusetts. As the boy screamed for help, those shocking him laughed, and continued to administer this sick "therapy" thirty one times.
Defense lawyers want to force a former CIA official who supervised what they called torture of al Qaeda captives to testify in the war crimes tribunal for five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks. They argue that Jose
A solid case for the prosecution of Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney, their legal counsel and others, for war crimes, crimes against the peace, torture, and crimes against humanity has been established at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal with a guil
Witnesses including victims of torture at the hands of British and U.S. American agencies and forces in Iraq and Afghanistan gave testimony
Jose Padilla, the American citizen kidnapped by the Bush administration and detained and tortured for years without charge or trial, has been trying to sue John Yoo for a while now.
After Daniel Chong was arrested in a federal drug raid, he wasn’t taken to Gitmo. Instead, the Feds thoughtfully arranged to bring Gitmo to him, nearly torturing him to death in the process.
The men never entered formal pleas, but Mohammed told the court he would confess to planning the attacks and dismissed the justice system, saying, "After torturing, they transferred us to inquisition land in Guantanamo."
A MEMBER OF the Colwyn Police Department is under investigation for repeatedly using a Taser on a juvenile while the boy was in a holding cell last week, according to borough officials and sources. The 17-year-old boy was arrested for fighting on
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that John Yoo, a former legal counsel to the Bush administration, is immune from a lawsuit by an American citizen convicted on terrorism charges who said he was tortured at a military jail in South Carolina.
In an explosive memoir released today, former CIA counterterrorism chief Jose Rodriguez provides new evidence that Rep. Nancy Pelosi lied when she declared she had not been briefed about the use of waterboarding.
how the new Hollywood is far more grotesque than the famously dark Hollywood of the '50s. No other modern society has so glorified torture, Unz says, and glorifying torture in media has real world consequences.
Former CIA officer, Jose Rodriguez on waterboarding tape destruction: ‘Just getting rid of some ugly visuals’
Torture and excessive violence on protesters persists, as does Washington's support
Yonas Fikre believes the US government played a role in his hellish three-month detention in the United Arab Emirates.
The US is refraining from defining waterboarding and other questionable interrogation methods it used to apply to terrorist suspects as torture, possibly with a view to using them once again someday.
EXCLUSIVE: Yonas Fikre believes the US government played a role in his hellish three-month detention in the United Arab Emirates.
Document Sheds Light on Disputes over Treatment of Detainees