The Senate Intelligence Committee, which Feinstein chairs, has written an as-yet-secret 6,300 page report on the CIA’s use of torture and disappearance—among the gravest crimes the world recognizes—against al-Qaeda suspects in the “war on terror.”
David Epperson admitted he touched the bare breasts of 2 female inmates and touched the genital area of one of them. However, US District Judge David Sam repeatedly questioned the victim’s credibility before sentencing Epperson to probation
The State is a cult. Even some libertarians can’t let go of their long-ingrained State dependence. And there are those who must smear whistleblowers and journalists such as Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. The smearers can’t bear to
Those taken into custody by police in the United States of America confront a substantial risk of being tortured by their captors. Police who commit such crimes face a negligible risk of significant punishment.
A 32-year-old documentary filmmaker alleges that Chicago police beat him and sodomized him with the barrel of a gun in order to intimidate him into acting as an informant. The purported police brutality survivor said that he wants to keep what happen
Since its inception in 2009, the commission has battled funding and staffing issues, slowing its work. So far, it has found 14 credible instances of police torture but sided with the prosecution in 16 other cases. Not all the cases are related to
n a lapse that national security experts call baffling, a high-ranking FBI agent filed a sensitive internal manual detailing the bureau's secret interrogation procedures with the Library of Congress, where anyone with a library card can read it.
Binalshibh was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 and whisked to a secret CIA prison, where he was subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He and 13 other high-value detainees were transferred to Guantanamo Bay in September 2006.
Zapater was arrested on a suspected parole violation. During a strip search, Zapater observed a plastic baggie protruding from Ms. Tapia’s vagina.” Instead of asking her to remove the package, Zapater allegedly “sprayed a chemical agent on
The CIA’s office of medical services played a critical role in advising the justice dept that “enhanced interrogation” methods, such as extended sleep deprivation and waterboarding, which are recognized as forms of torture, were medically acceptable.
The corrections dept. claims prisoners housed in “Security Housing Units” aren't in solitary, but Mendez raised concerns about prisoners confined to their cells for more than 22 hours per day with almost no social contact and for years at a time.
“There were some waterboarding jokes that were really tasteless,” the guest said. “I can see the case for enhanced interrogation techniques after Sept. 11 but I can’t really endorse sitting there drinking wine and fancy dinner at the Plaza laughing u
Koch's partner, Amanda Clarke, will tell you that all prisoners are political prisoners. Koch, however, fits a more traditional definition of the term. He has not been charged with or convicted of any crime. Legally, his incarceration is not consider
If a terrorist was sent directly to court, the government might never know what intelligence he had. With the black sites closed and Obama refusing to send more people to Guantanamo, it wasn't obvious where to hold people for interrogation.
A local police commissioner has accused Amarildo of being involved in drugs trafficking and he was captured by CCTV cameras getting into a Police Pacification Unit vehicle. The 42-year-old father of 6 is assumed to have been taken away
Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in US history, faces the prospect of years of monotony with no Internet access in a small military prison cell but he would likely be allowed to mix with
A former CIA operative who was convicted by an Italian court of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003 has been detained by authorities in Panama, raising the prospect that he could be extradited, according to Italian news reports.
Britain expressed regret for the abuse of Kenyans by colonial forces during the 1950s Mau Mau insurgency and announced compensation for 5,228 survivors, but stopped short of apologizing. The deal, settled out of court after 3 elderly torture victims
Afghan officials say they’ve got video of a man overseeing the torture of Afghan civilians. Exactly who ordered the man to torture is a matter of fierce dispute — and also helps explain this year’s erosion of trust between Washington and Kabul.