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Detainee Abuse

Without a Doubt

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 12.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

It is time that the truth about U.S. government-sponsored torture sees the light, that our nation openly deals with the legal and moral consequences of our past policies, and that once and for all, we relegate torture to where it belongs -- shameful history never to be repeated.

Outsourcing Torture

Allen Keller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Allen Keller

In his Senate confirmation hearing, Thursday, CIA director nominee John Brennan noted that the United States "needs to make sure we are setting a standard for the world."

No CIA Prosecutions: the Cover-up Continues

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's not clear what national security interest is served at this point by continuing to hide what U.S. officials did to people detained after the September 11 attacks, other than to avoid U.S. embarrassment.

Video of Marine Atrocities Highlights Split Between Right Wing and Our Military

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Jon Soltz

There are no words to express my disgust at the video making the rounds today, of U.S. Marines apparently urinating on the dead bodies of the Taliban.

Groups Say Controversial Amendment Would Lead To Legalized Torture

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups on Tuesday implored lawmakers to oppose Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte's effort to expand forms of interrogation ...

Taking Responsibility for Torture in Afghanistan

Chris Rogers | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

There are no easy solutions to the detention dilemmas of international forces in a country where torture by the host government is widespread.

Bagram's Evil Twin

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

When the U.S. military opened a new detention facility in Bagram, I gave credit where credit was due. But a report released today focuses on allegations of inhumane treatment at a smaller facility, co-located on Bagram Air Base.

Why Oversight Matters: The Consequences of Hiring Criminals and Insurgents to Guard US Bases

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

When U.S.-employed base guards commit extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, or other harassment of the local population with no consequences, the local community holds the U.S. responsible.

Yes, War Does Have Rules

Bill Van Esveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Van Esveld

Many Israelis take the laws of war seriously. Yet Israel has not incorporated them into domestic legislation; Israeli military law does not specify various war crimes.

Details Posted On Alleged CIA Flights To Poland

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — A government-run agency has for the first time provided official records confirming the landing in Poland of planes associated ...

Torture Has To Be Investigated No Matter What Dick Cheney Calls It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Dick Cheney may like to call those interrogations "enhanced," but in everyday parlance they're what the DOJ is implicitly acknowledging: tortured.

Laura Bassett

Rev. Killmer: 'Recent Allegations of Death by Torture Must Be Investigated'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A nationwide group of religious organizations is demanding that the Obama administration thoroughly investigate allegations that three detainee "suici...

Omar Deghayes: How I Fought To Survive Guantánamo

The Guardian | Patrick Barkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is not hot stabbing pain that Omar Deghayes remembers from the day a Guantánamo guard blinded him, but the cool sen­sation of fingers being stabb...

Supreme Court Rules Against ACLU In Case Of Detainee Abuse Photos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their ...

'The Most Innocent Explanation Is That This Is Gitmo Meets Lord Of The Flies'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Scott Horton Special to the Huffington Post Seton Hall law professor Mark Denbeaux supervised the report issued this morning examining the Defens...

Congress To Keep Detainee Abuse Photos Hidden

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to allow the Pentagon to keep new pictures of foreign detainees abused by their U.S. captors from the public, a mov...

Supreme Court Sides With Government On Disclosure Of Detainee Abuse Photographs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their ...

Law School Study Finds Evidence Of Cover-Up After Three Alleged Suicides At Guantanamo In 2006

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Scott Horton Special to the Huffington Post On the night of June 9-10 in 2006, three prisoners held at the Guantánamo prison's Camp Delta died u...

Mohammed al-Qahtani Torture Tapes To Be Released To Detainee's Lawyers

Washington Post | Del Quentin Wilber and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge on Monday disclosed the existence of videotapes that may reveal potentially abusive interrogations of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, and o...

The New Bagram: Has Anything Changed?

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Having toured it, I give the new Bagram detention facility a "vastly improved" grade compared to what it was before. But, that being said, U.S. detention policy still has a long way to go.

NYT Breaks Down Cheney's Twisted Version Of History

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the C.I.A. inspector general's report on prisoner interrogation was released last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney settled into his usual...

Diapering: New Torture Technique Revealed By Report

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In order to learn more about the mysterious "prolonged diapering" technique formerly employed by the CIA -- possibly the technique nebulously referred...

Obama's "Drip, Drip, Drip..." Intelligence Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama faces a steady drip, drip, drip of stories leaking and becoming public. Wiretapping stories, torture stories, and secret CIA covert stories were all in the news in the past week alone.

UN Human Rights Chief Criticizes Obama Administration Over Detainee Treatment

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.N.'s top human rights advocate, Navanethem Pillay, on Wednesday appealed to the Obama administration to release Guantanamo Bay inmates or try th...

No Proof Detainee Photos Led to Military Deaths

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government's case for embargoing the release of photographs said to depict abuse of detainees rests largely on a questionable claim that disc...