CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou | Screen shot from video of press conference at National Press Club by paulydc
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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Photo by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Defense Department
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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Gul Rahman (Screen shot from the ACLU's website)
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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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A Navy guard assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion patrols Camp Delta’s recreation yard during the early morning of July 7, 2010. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
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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Photo by Joint Task Force Guantanamo on Flickr
09 Jun 2016

Ten Years Ago, I Saw The Real Guantanamo And It Changed My Life

On June 9, 2006, three men died on my watch. I knew the three detainees did not die in their cells. I knew they were murdered.

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Witness Against Torture: Ribbons at the White House. Photo by Justin Norman on Flickr)
16 May 2016

Iraqi Torture Survivors Argue Appeals Court Has Duty To Hold Contractor Responsible

Attorneys for Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib argue CACI International, Inc., should be held accountable for unlawful conduct at the military prison.

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Cover art for Hell Is A Very Small Place
26 Apr 2016

Event Preview: Exploring Dimensions Of Solitary Confinement With Jean Casella

Hell Is A Very Small Place forces readers to reconcile their beliefs about solitary confinement with the words of people enduring it right now.

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Photo licensed under Creative Commons by Ryan J. Reilly
03 Mar 2016

Obama Administration Fights To Suppress Force-Feeding Videos From Guantanamo

In the “Secret” filing, the DOJ argued the court’s order will mark a “sea change in the protections given to properly classified information.”

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Palestinian flags wave during a demonstration for Gaza in Dublin on June 10, 2009. (Flickr / Albert White)
26 Feb 2016

Ruling: Judge Improperly Blocked Torture Testimony At Palestinian American Activist’s Trial

The court ruled a PTSD expert should have been allowed to testify at the trial of Rasmea Odeh, imprisoned Palestinian-American activist facing deportation.

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