Gen John Nicholson visits Afghan National Army Officers Acadamy ANAOA (6 Oct 16). Photo from ISAFMedia on Flickr.
27 Apr 2017

Afghan Forces Hang Detainees On Doors And Windows For Long Periods, Torture Them Into Confessions

A report from the United Nations indicates there is no accountability for torture by Afghan forces and the number of incidents of torture remains steady.

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Screenshot from CSPAN broadcast of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing
23 Mar 2017

Neil Gorsuch And His Past Hostility Against Guantanamo Lawyers

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch did not address troubling claims he made about Guantanamo lawyers fabricating claims of abuse and torture.

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22 Feb 2017

Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program

The Trump administration plans to invoke the state secrets privilege to prevent two witnesses from testifying about psychologists behind CIA torture program.

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10 Feb 2017

Planner Of 9/11 Attacks Claims U.S. Foreign Policy Was Cause

You simply cannot tell the complete story of 9/11 without including the history of U.S. imperial transgressions in the Middle East.

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Victims of Torture (Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: just.LucC, Hayley Austin)
02 Feb 2017

New CIA Deputy Director Briefly Ran Black Site In Thailand Where Detainees Were Waterboarded

Gina Haspel, who once ran a CIA secret prison in Thailand where at least two detainees were waterboarded, was selected to be the agency’s deputy director.

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11 Jan 2017

CIA Whistleblower: Obama Must Declassify Torture Report For Future Generations

A coalition, including CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, demanded President Barack Obama declassify and release the full report on CIA torture produced by the Senate intelligence committee in 2013. In 2014, only a summary of the torture report was released. Obama remains opposed to releasing the full 6,300-page report. Kiriakou told

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Prisoner, Dark and Cold (Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: takomabibelot, Poe Tatum)
09 Jan 2017

Obama’s Legacy: No Justice For Torture

A key part of President Barack Obama’s legacy includes the administration’s refusal to prosecute any officials from President George W. Bush’s administration for torture.

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15 Aug 2016

Teen Once Detained At Guantanamo May Not Sue For Torture, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohammed Jawad’s lawsuit seeking damages for torture.

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19 Jun 2016

Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses New CIA Documents On Gul Rahman Who Was Tortured To Death

The death of Gul Rahman at a CIA black site sparked a historic lawsuit against the architects of the CIA’s torture program. Recently, new CIA documents were released containing revelations related to how agency interrogators abused, tortured, and ultimately killed Rahman. In this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly

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16 Jun 2016

Tortured Guantanamo Prisoner With Severe Mental Illness Asks Review Board To Approve Release

Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohammed al Qahtani’s attorneys highlighted new evidence of his “severe psychiatric disabilities” to push for his release.

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