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Article • December 12, 2017
Filed under: War on Terror, Terrorism
Fourth Circuit Allows Abu Ghraib Torture Suit to Move Forward by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a district court's ruling that a war crimes lawsuit brought by Iraqi nationals allegedly tortured by military contractors in 2003 and 2004 cannot go forward. ...
Article • November 28, 2017
Report Finds Medical Professionals Facilitated Torture of Alleged Terrorists by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centres issued a report slamming health care professionals voluntarily working with the military and intelligence communities who “[p]articipated in cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Article • January 3, 2017
D.C. Circuit Orders Accidental Requirement for Sex Offender Registration Deleted from Sentence by In an October 27, 2015 decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the deletion of a requirement for sex offender registration a federal judge added to a sentence by accidentally checking the wrong box on a ...
Are French Prisons Radicalizing Muslim Prisoners? by Joe Watson The demographics inside French prisons have become a hot-button issue in the aftermath of eleven terrorist attacks that have occurred in France since January 2015. At least six individuals involved in those attacks are believed to have been inducted into radical ...
Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s “Poster Child” by Marjorie Cohn In August, Abu Zubaydah, who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo for 14 years without being charged with a crime, appeared for the first time before the U.S. military Periodic Review Board, which determines whether Guantanamo detainees will continue to be held as ...
Full Senate Report on CIA Torture Remains Classified, Largely Unread by Matthew Clarke “I want to be absolutely clear with our people and the world. The United States does not torture” – George W. Bush On December 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a heavily-redacted, 525-page executive summary of ...
Chicago Police Detective Accused of Brutality Used Similar Techniques at Guantanamo by Derek Gilna In an ironic twist of fate, a former Chicago police detective accused of acts of brutality against suspects in police custody has been cited for using similar tactics at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, ...
Article • September 22, 2016
A Rare Glimpse of Abu Zubaydah 14 Years After First CIA Torture Session by By Margot Williams, The Intercept Abu Zubaydah, 45, made his first appearance Tuesday on video from Guantanamo in a hearing before a Periodic Review Board, 14 years after the last day of a month-long interrogation at a CIA ...
UN Committee Against Torture Issues Report on United States by Matthew Clarke The United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a combined report encompassing its third to fifth periodic reports on the United States at its 1276th and 1277th meetings held on November 20, 2014. The report lauded some improvements under ...
Navy Nurse Refuses to Force-feed Guantanamo Prisoners by Derek Gilna An unnamed Navy nurse at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that houses alleged terrorist detainees, who was facing expulsion from the Navy for his refusal to participate in force-feeding prisoners, has been allowed to return to his ...
9-11 Detainees' Illegal Detention Claims Dismissed, Prisoner Abuse Claims Remain by Matthew Clarke In a 99-page, unpublished opinion dated June 14, 2006, New York federal district judge John Gleeson dismissed the illegal detention claims by eight ex-prisoners arrested in a post-9-11 sweep of illegal immigrants. He refused to dismiss their ...
Guards Massacre Iraqi Prisoners as ISIS Forces Attack Tal Afar by Matthew Clarke According to prisoners who were incarcerated at the anti-terrorism detention facility in Tal Afar, Iraq, as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces closed on the prison, guards began slaughtering the prisoners in their cells. "At ...
Iran's Mass Executions and Abuses Continue by Christopher Zoukis Iran's dismal record on human rights has been reinforced once again, via the latest wave of mass executions, prisoner abuses, and clampdowns on those who stand against its theocratic regime. On August 4, 2014, 40 prisoners were killed at Shahr-e Kord ...
Afghan Prisoner Hunger Strikes Persist in American Custody, Says Former Prisoner by Derek Gilna As American troops continue their planned withdrawal from Afghanistan and wind down their combat role in favor of their Afghan allies, at least one facility continues to operate without interruption. The Detention Facility in Parwan. close to ...
Publication • August 10, 2016
Report on Torture and Treatment at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Center for Constitutional Rights, 2006 Center for Constitutional Rights 666 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, NY 10012 Phone: (212) 614-6464 Fax: (212) 614-6499 E-Mail: info@ccr-ny.org REPORT ON TORTURE AND CRUEL, INHUMAN, AND DEGRADING TREATMENT OF PRISONERS AT GUANTÁNAMO BAY, CUBA July ...
Publication • August 10, 2016
Surviving the Darkness: Testimony from the U.S. “Black Sites”, CHR&GJ, 2007 ©Luis Goncalves Surviving the Darkness: _______________________________________ Testimony from the U.S. “Black Sites” © 2007 CHRGJ, NYU School of Law New York, NY About the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice/International Human Rights Clinic The Center for Human Rights ...
Publication • August 10, 2016
Locked Up Alone - Detention Conditions and Mental Health at Guantanamo, Human Rights Watch, 2008 United States/Counterterrorism H U M A N Locked Up Alone R I G H T S Detention Conditions and Mental Health at Guantanamo W A T C H Locked Up Alone Detention Conditions and Mental ...
ISIS Forces Kill Iraqi Shiite Prisoners after Iraqi Guards Flee by Derek Gilna Iraqi Shiites unfortunate enough to be confined in Badush prison, 25 kilometers from Mosul, Iraq, were summarily slaughtered by ISIS forces after their Iraqi prison guards fled the advancing insurgents.  Lieutenant Colonel Ali Mohammed, who apparently served ...
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