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How to Overcome the "Legacy of Torture"

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Neither new detention rules nor military commissions can truly overcome torture's legacy. That can only be done by admitting what happened, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately, prosecuting terror the American justice system.

Lawyer Blasts "Congressional Depravity" on Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. David Frakt said Congress is still behaving unconstitutionally with regard to the right of the Executive branch and the Judiciary to order the release of prisoners from Guantanamo.

Investigate Alleged Abuse of Terror Suspects

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Navi Pillay

I hope there is a swift examination of the various allegations of abuse made by former and current detainees in Guantanamo and other US-run prisons.

Mohammed Jawad, Teenage Afghan Detainee, To Be Transferred To Civilian Court

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It wasn't until late Friday afternoon that the Obama Justice Department, after years of wrangling over the fate of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan boy arre...

Justice Dept. Abandons Torture-Based Evidence In Gitmo Case

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department informed a federal district court Wednesday that it was no longer seeking to rely on coerced and tortured evidence in the habea...

ACLU: Government Using False Confessions To Justify Confinement Of Detainee Captured When He Was 12

Washington Post | Del Quentin Wilber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday accused the Obama administration of using statements elicited through torture to justify the confinement ...

Afghan Taken To Guantanamo At Age 12: Rights Group

Reuters | Sayed Salahuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) -- An Afghan who has spent over six years at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay prison was only around 12 years old when he was detain...