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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A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
18 Feb 2016

How US Destroyed Former Guantánamo Prisoner’s Life, ‘Slandered’ Him, And Left Him To Suffer In Moroccan Jail

Because of U.S. reluctance to admit Younous Chekkouri’s innocence, Morocco is threatening to subject the former Guantanamo prisoner to more investigations.

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A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
11 Feb 2016

After Months In Moroccan Jail, Former Guantanamo Prisoner Finally Set Free

After months of pressure by Reprieve, a human rights organization, former Guantánamo prisoner Younous Chekkouri has finally been freed from a Moroccan jail.

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Undated photo from the International Committee of the Red Cross
08 Jan 2016

Kuwaiti Prisoner Released From Guantánamo Faces Lifetime Of Surveillance

Fayez al Kandari, a thirty-eight year-old Kuwaiti held in captivity at the Guantánamo military prison for nearly fourteen years, was released to Kuwait. He was the last Kuwaiti in detention, and the U.S. military’s Periodic Review Board cleared him for release in September of last year. As part of Kandari’s release,

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (General Frank Grass on Flickr)
23 Dec 2015

The Pentagon’s Latest Scheme to Keep Nearly 2,000 Detainee Abuse Photos Secret

After a federal court order, the Pentagon has “re-certified” thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan detainee abuse photos to keep them secret.

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A guest instructor debriefs students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School after a field training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)
15 Dec 2015

School Of The Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police For US-Backed Dictators Since 1946

Over 64,000 soldiers have been trained to oppress, smash dissent, and maintain American imperial order since the “school” first opened.

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Shaker Aamer on ITV News (Screenshot)
14 Dec 2015

Shaker Aamer’s First Interview: ‘Everything That Happened To Us Is a War Crime’

Former Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer gave his first interview after almost 14 years of torture and abuse in the American prison.

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