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Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

Let These People Go

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

It's time to wake up, speak out ... it's the right thing to do. It won't change the years so many men have lost in Guantanamo, but it is a move towards humanity, what is right and the law as the Constitution states.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Gitmo Plan At Odds With Top Military Advisers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's suggestion Thursday that "history will cast a harsh judgment" if the nation fails to deal with the detainees at...

New Torture Report Blames Obama and the Media for Not Confronting the Truth

Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

It's not just Bush and Cheney who violated international law; now it's Obama, too. The report is blistering about the cover-up. The end result is a society in moral disarray.

U.S. Hands Prison Over To Afghans

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

KABUL — Afghan police say eight suicide bombers have attacked one of their headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing five officers ...

The U.S. Justice System May Not Be Equal For All

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

The United States’ justice system is supposed to operate equally for all defendants, but a new report reveals that the immigration system operates u...

WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new report released Tuesday claims that as many as 54 foreign governments in Europe, Asia and Africa have been secretly involved in global kidnappin...

The Rule of Law or the Rule of Men?

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Last week, the State Department reassigned the official responsible for the "diplomatic issues" pertaining to the closing of Guantanamo Bay. This was a telling sign that the administration is abandoning its long-held but little-fought-for promise of closing that notorious facility.

The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy

Ramzi Kassem | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Ramzi Kassem

The controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty has been as misguided as the film itself, which opened nationwide on Friday.

Guaranteeing Due Process for Citizens and Lawful Residents

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Courts have previously reached ambiguous and conflicting decisions regarding whether U.S. persons apprehended on American soil may be subject to indefinite detention under the laws of war. I am confident my amendment brings much-needed clarification to this area of the law.

Karzai Accuses U.S. Of Violating Detainee Pact

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president accused U.S. forces of capturing and holding Afghans in violation of an agreement to turn over tha...

CIA Faces New Waterboarding Claims

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said it has uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding than previously acknowledged by the CIA, in a report ...

Obama and Karzai Talk, but the Fate of 3000 U.S. Prisoners in Afghanistan Remains a Mystery

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama is surely negotiating U.S. troop withdrawal carefully so as to keep U.S. soldiers from facing unnecessary risks. He should take the same care with the lives of Afghans.

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

ICE Launches Hotline For Detained Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices

At a time when states such as Alabama and Arizona push for tougher immigration laws, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a hot...

Reject Indefinite Detention; Defend the Constitution

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

We have sworn to uphold our Constitution of the United States of America.... Yet we are about to give our seal of approval to a bill that gives the military the authority to hold American citizens captured abroad on suspicion of terrorism and to hold them indefinitely without trial.

40 Members of Congress Say No to Indefinite Detention of Americans

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

This week, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-1) and I sent an urgent letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders and conferees opposing provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Kills Effort To Ban Military Detentions Of Americans At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators compromised Thursday on a bill that attempts to spell out the military's right to detain Americans indefinitely, killing a bid ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Blocks Another Bid To Spare Citizens Military Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday blocked a second attempt to spare U.S. citizens from potential indefinite military detentions and was set to vote...

Senate Rejects Effort To Strip Controversial Provision Opposed By White House

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort to strip divisive provisions from a defense bill that deal with the capture and handling o...

Dem Chairman Faults White House, Fellow Dems For Detainee Policy

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday faulted the White House and fellow Democrats for mischaracterizing provisi...

Human Rights Watch Demands George W. Bush's Arrest

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch demanded the arrest and prosecution of former president George W. Bush before his appearance at an econom...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Blocks Defense Bill Over Detainee Provisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised that the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 will not come up for a v...

Night Raids: For Afghan Civilians, the Costs May Outweigh the Benefits

Erica Gaston | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

While individual night raids are unquestionably effective at getting insurgent leaders, the larger costs of night raids may outweigh the benefits.

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.