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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, Young Afghan Freed From Guantanamo, To Sue U.S. For Mistreatment And Adolescence Lost

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The family of one of the youngest prisoners ever held at Guantanamo plans to sue the U.S. government to compensate him for mistreatment ...

Mohammed Jawad, Guantanamo Detainee Held As Teen, Back In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A Guantanamo prisoner once charged with wounding two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter was back home in Afghanistan Mon...

Mohammed Jawad: Judge Orders Gitmo Detainee's Release

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A judge ruled Thursday that one of the youngest detainees brought to Guantanamo Bay is being held illegally and must be released &n...

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...

Mohammed Jawad, Gitmo Detainee, May Be Tried In U.S. Court

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer said Friday that the Obama administration has not abandoned the possibility of transferring some prisoner...

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...