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13 Mar 2018

Trump’s Nominee For CIA Director: This Is What Happens When There’s No Justice For Torture

President Trump nominates Gina Haspel for CIA director, who was briefly in charge of a black site prison and helped destroy evidence to cover up torture.

Photograph of Abu Ghraib Cell Block Prior to Reconstruction via US Department of Justice
21 Feb 2018

Judge: Iraqis Sufficiently Allege Torture By Military Contractor And May Proceed With Lawsuit

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against CACI Premier Technology for its alleged involvement in Iraqi torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.

29 Aug 2017

CIA Must Help With FOIA Request For Records On Torturers, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled the CIA and other agencies have no right to “resist disclosure” if a requester fails to adequately describe records they request via FOIA.

17 Aug 2017

Survivors Win Confidential Settlement In Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists

Two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were contracted by the CIA to develop torture techniques, agreed to a confidential settlement with torture survivors. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Mitchell and Jessen on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul

08 Aug 2017

Judge Rejects Arguments Of CIA Torture Architects, Allows Lawsuit To Go To Trial

A federal judge allowed a lawsuit against CIA contractors implicated in the torture program to proceed to trial in Spokane, Washington, on September 5.

28 Jul 2017

CIA Torture Architects Cement Their Infamy By Invoking Accused Nazi War Criminals To Avoid Accountability

Two CIA psychologists, who were architects of the CIA’s torture program, have resorted to defense arguments once used by accused Nazi war criminals in order to claim they should not be held liable for torture. James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally

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.

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.

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.

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.