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

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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.

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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

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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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