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Binyam Mohamed

By One Vote, U.S. Court OKs Torture and "Extraordinary Rendition"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The ruling delivered last Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of five men subjected to "extraordinary rendition" and torture, is so troubling it takes a while to digest.

Jason Linkins

Justice OPR Report Damages Cheney's Claims On Torture, Reports Newsweek's Isikoff | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For some time, former Vice President Dick Cheney has insisted that the declassification of various CIA memos will prove once and for all that the Bush...

MI5 Is Devious, Dishonest And Complicit In Torture, Says British Judge Lord Neuberger

The Guardian | Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Top judge: Binyam Mohamed case shows MI5 to be devious, dishonest and complicit in torture...

"Friending" Binyam Mohamed

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Wolf

Recently I have been in touch with Binyam Mohamed, who was released from Guantánamo in February -- after seven years' captivity without charges.

Obama Administration Still Fighting Release of Torture Evidence

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This case has dropped a off the radar screen lately, but Bob Egelko at the San Francisco Chronicle today reminds us that the Obama administration is s...

Guantanamo As Hotel California: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Prisoners who do not face ill-treatment on return to their homelands are still held, no matter how many times their release is approved by various representatives of the U.S. government.

Hillary Clinton Pressured British Government To Not Reveal Details Of Gitmo Detainee's Treatment

Telegraph | John Bingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, warned David Miliband that America would consider cutting security co-operation with the UK if a British c...

Binyam Mohamed Torture Claims To Be Investigated By UK

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Metropolitan Police are to investigate claims that British agents colluded in torture, Scotland Yard said today....

Former Gitmo Detainee Launches Legal Fight To Stop US From Destroying Alleged Torture Photos

Guardian | Richard Norton-Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Guantánamo detainee Binyam Mohamed has launched an urgent legal attempt to prevent the US courts from destroying crucial evidence that he says...

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

UK Gitmo Torture Claims Investigated

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police are to investigate whether an MI5 officer was complicit in the torture of ex-Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed....

UN Condemns Britain's Role In US Torture Cases

The Independent | By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britain was condemned last night for its complicity in the American programme of rendition and alleged torture of hundreds of terror suspects, in a hi...

Binyam Mohamed: Release Of Detainee Fuels Demands For UK To Clarify Its Role In Gitmo Detention

The Independent | Robert Verkaik, Law Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The seven-year ordeal of a British resident who claims he was brutally tortured before being sent to Guantanamo Bay was brought to an end last night d...

My Role in the Torture of Binyam Mohamed

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

We had a government so vicious and impenetrably stupid that it managed to take my freedom of speech and turn it into someone else's living hell.

Who Is Binyam Mohamed, The British Resident Released From Guantanamo?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I thought it appropriate to relate a few anecdotes that bring Binyam the human being, rather than Binyam the prisoner, to life.

Obama's Refusal To Reverse Bush Policy In Afghanistan Angers Human Rights Groups

The Independent | By Stephen Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Less than a month after signing an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to keep denying ...

Who's Running Guantanamo?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

On January 20, the answer to that question seemed obvious. However, on January 29, the Commissions' recently appointed chief judge provided the first challenge to the president's plans.

Gitmo Detainee's 'Genitals Were Sliced With A Scalpel,' Waterboarding 'Far Down The List Of Things They Did': British Paper

Daily Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Material in a CIA dossier on Mr Mohamed that was blacked out by High Court judges contained details of how British intelligence officers supplied info...

Miliband: No US Threat To Suppress Torture Information

BBC World Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Miliband has disputed claims by two judges that the US threatened to stop sharing intelligence with the UK over an alleged torture case. In a...

Britain: US Threatened To Cut Off Intelligence If Torture Evidence Released

The Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As if President Obama didn't have enough to worry about with the economy in turmoil and his cabinet nominees under fire. Now the British government...

Last(ing) Days of Indignity..?

Ross Tuttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Tuttle

The Pentagon reports that 42 GTMO detainees are on a hunger strike. Human rights lawyers estimate the total is closer to 70, roughly 30% of those remaining in this netherworld prison.

A History of Music Torture in the "War on Terror"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

U.S. military personnel were ordered to keep prisoners awake by blasting ear-splittingly loud music at them -- for days, weeks or even months on end -- at prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

U.S. Justice Department drops "dirty bomb plot" allegation against Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisone...

British Court Rules Against UK and US in Case of Guantanamo Torture Victim Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In the lawless world of Guantánamo -- and the United States' even murkier network of secret prisons run by or on behalf of the CIA -- it has taken si...

Guantanamo Trials: Critical Judge Sacked, British Torture Victim Charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Like alcoholics queuing up drinks at closing time, the US administration is pressing charges against prisoners at Guantanamo at a frantic rate.