Torture

Nothing to See Here! CIA Redacts Own Conduct Report.

Nothing to See Here! CIA Redacts Own Conduct Report.
The CIA has redacted a Senate report detailing its own torture practices. Hard to hide something that's already been in the public eye, guys.
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From Prisons to Black Sites, US Hand in Global Torture Exposed

From Prisons to Black Sites, US Hand in Global Torture Exposed
Thirty years after ratifying the UN Convention Against Torture, the U.S. government has dodged accountability for perpetrating torture in domestic prisons and CIA black sites and embroiling foreign states in inhumane acts.
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Report on CIA Interrogations Shadows Gitmo Trials

Report on CIA Interrogations Shadows Gitmo Trials
The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The Obama administration is removing or censoring national security secrets in the Senate report, a declassification process that will involve the Pentagon as well as spy agency officials.
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Ben Fox and Stephen Braun
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CO Sen Udall Basically Calls for CIA Director Brennan to Resign

CO Sen Udall Basically Calls for CIA Director Brennan to Resign
The Democratic Senator from Colorado stands alongside Sen. Dianne Feinstein's critique of the CIA's response to Senate investigations into torture under the Bush Administration: "If the Senate overseers don't trust the CIA, I don't know how Director Brennan can continue to lead the agency."
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Freed Gitmo Detainee: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture'

Freed Gitmo Detainee: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture'
Upon his return to Sudan after 11 years of incarceration at the hands of the U.S. military in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a frail 52-year-old Ibrahim Idris declared at a Thursday press conference in Khartoum that detainess at the prison "have been subjected to meticulous, daily torture with punishment," with 'double' the abuse for those who participated in the hunger strike.
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Further Reading: Mental Illness and Solitary Confinement in Prisons

Further Reading: Mental Illness and Solitary Confinement in Prisons
Despite protections, inmates with severe mental illness are still ending up in solitary confinement at alarming rates. Prisons and jails across the country are filling with mentally ill inmates, while access to community mental health services dwindle. The Department of Justice estimated in 2006 that over half of all U.S. inmates suffer from a mental health problem.
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Christie Thompson
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CA's Guantanamo: Torture Tactics Continue at Pelican Bay

CA's Guantanamo: Torture Tactics Continue at Pelican Bay
CA prisons continue their horrific treatment of prisoners. A former inmate and current Berkeley student talks about his experience in the prison system, and how utterly ineffective the drastic punishment measures are.
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Guantanamo Guards Fire 'Non-Lethal' Rounds at Hunger Strikers

Guantanamo Guards Fire 'Non-Lethal' Rounds at Hunger Strikers
Guards at Guantanamo Bay fired four "non-lethal" rounds at prisoners on Saturday after attempting to force prisoners from communal cellblocks into isolated one-man cells—in an attempt to end an ongoing hunger strike in the secretive prison.
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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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Despite Being 'Out of the Detention Business,' at Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

Despite Being 'Out of the Detention Business,' at Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing
In 2009, ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer listed more than 30 people who had been held in CIA prisons and were still missing. Some of those prisoners have since resurfaced, but at least 20 are still unaccounted for.
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