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Video: Amy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss about Torture at George W. Bush...

http://democracynow.org - When questioned by Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan ... Via Youtube
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Video: Freed Texas Death Row Prisoner Anthony Graves on Surviving Torture of Solitary Confinement

DemocracyNow.org - In a rare interview, former Texas death row prisoner Anthony Graves joins us to recount his experience in solitary confinement, and how...
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Video: The Torture Machine: Flint Taylor on Chicago Police Brutality from Fred Hampton to...

We look at the Chicago Police Department's long history of violence against African Americans, from the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton to the...
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Video: Iraqi authorities torture underage ISIS suspects – HRW

A Human Rights Watch (#HRW) report claims that Iraqi and Kurdish governments have imprisoned hundreds of #children who have been forced, through torture, ... Via...
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Video: U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation’s Links to Torture, Mercenaries...

We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at...

Our ‘Allies’ the Saudis Tortured a US Citizen

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. When Mohammed bin Salman carried out his “anti-corruption” purge in November 2017, we already knew that many of the...
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Video: Indonesian police torture man with SNAKE during interrogation

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9o4x Horrific footage has been shared online by a human rights activist which purports to show Indonesian police torturing a man ... Via...
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Video: Electric shocks & tires: Tahrir al-Sham terrorists torture civilians in Idlib – HRW...

A chilling report by Human Rights Watch says Hayet Tahrir Al-Sham, an armed group with links to Al-Qaeda, has detained and tortured civilians in...

Glossip v. Gross: the Eighth Amendment and the Torture Court of the United States

by Edward J. Martin / January 16th, 2019 On June 29, 2015 the United States Supreme Court argued in Glossip v. Gross that executions may...

Afghanistan in 2019: Fewer US Troops, More CIA Torture and Killings

No other country in the world symbolizes the decline of the American empire as much as Afghanistan. There is virtually no possibility of a...

Manson follower responsible for brutal torture & murder recommended for parole in California —...

Robert Beausoleil, an acolyte of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson, has been recommended for...

Syrian refugee teen attempts suicide after bullies attack in wake of brother’s viral ‘torture’...

A Syrian refugee attempted to cut her wrists after she was filmed being attacked by...

Truth serum? New CIA ‘torture program’ docs shed light on post-9/11 ‘Project Medication’ —...

A CIA report obtained by the ACLU lays bare the details of the agency's "enhanced interrogation"...

MI6 knew that terror-suspect was tortured into giving false Iraq-Al-Qaeda info

UK ministers relied on questions from a tortured terror suspect to make their case for...
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Video: Turkey has evidence of Saudi journalist’s torture, murder – reports

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey has taken a twist, as reports suggest Riyadh was planning to detain him....

‘Murder, torture, sexual assault’ – MI5 & informants authorized to commit crimes in UK,...

MI5 informants have been granted legal cover to commit crimes within the UK that may...

Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, the UK and Julian Assange’s Fate

The pulse of negotiations, a flurry of communications, and the person central to this is one who threatens to go nowhere – for the...

Amnesty International wants Kavanaugh vetting process halted over alleged role in post-9/11 torture —...

The US branch of Amnesty International has dived into the heated debate on whether US Supreme...
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Video: John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan

https://democracynow.org - President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has threatened U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if ... Via Youtube

Holding the Line on Torture One Organization at a Time

Sometimes the good guys do win. That’s what happened on August 8th in San Francisco when the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological...

Ministers giving spies license to torture, human rights group claims — RT UK News

Spies are routinely being given legal cover by ministers if there is a possibility of...
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Video: The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in Torture & Domestic Spying Policy Remains Unknown As...

https://democracynow.org - Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 ... Via Youtube

The Torture of Assange: A Blight on the US Justice System

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been forced to spend nearly 3,000 days in solitary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. His crime? He...

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina moved to another jail, now in ‘borderline torture’ conditions —...

Maria Butina, the Russian gun activists jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered...

Ex-soldiers MP group demands inquiry into ‘UK involvement in US torture and rendition program’...

A public inquiry into Britain’s complicity in torture must be ordered by Prime Minister Theresa...

Declassified cables sent by CIA Director Gina Haspel reveal extreme torture of al-Qaeda suspect...

The extreme torture of a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist, including waterboarding, forced nudity and a “walling technique,”...

a Longtime Fan of Torture – Consortiumnews

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the...

‘Mentally tortured’ Tommy Robinson complains of no TV during prison stint, likens it to...

Recently released Tommy Robinson claims he was ‘mentally tortured’ in prison complaining of no TV,...

‘Mentally tortured’ Tommy Robinson complains of no TV during prison stint, likens it to...

Recently released Tommy Robinson claims he was ‘mentally tortured’ in prison complaining of no TV,...
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Video: Graphic torture video from Russian jail goes viral, 6 detained

Six prison wardens have been detained in Russia's central region of Yaroslavl, and a criminal investigation opened. That's after video showing an inmate being...

The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump’s Britain Visit

As President Trump visits the United Kingdom, the focus has been on strained trans-Atlantic relations, his intervention in domestic politics, and massive public protests. A different, diplomatically-couched protest has...

BBC accused of ‘cutting off’ reporter as he notes MI6’s role in torture of...

The BBC is facing accusations of covering up Britain’s involvement in torture, after a reporter’s...
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Video: The CIA’s New Torturer-in-Chief

Gina Haspel, President Trump's new pick to head the CIA, has played a key role in the agency's torture program -- and in covering...

Prosecute Blair govt officials at ICC after torture report – ex-diplomat Craig Murray (VIDEO)...

Craig Murray, the only British civil servant to express written concerns over UK complicity in...

UK complicit in ‘inexcusable’ kidnap and torture of terrorist suspects post-9/11 – official reports...

Two long-awaited parliamentary reports have found that UK intelligence agencies were more involved in the...

US govt demands last minute changes to report on UK spies’ involvement in torture,...

The US government has demanded the UK make 11th-hour changes to a report on Britain’s...
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Video: Yemenis Accuse UAE Officers of Sexual Torture Inside Secret Prisons

https://democracynow.org - A new investigation has uncovered rampant sexual violence against Yemeni prisoners held in prisons run by the United Arab ... Via Youtube
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Video: Seymour Hersh on Torture at Abu Ghraib & Secret U.S. Assassination Programs

https://democracynow.org - In 2004, investigative reporter Sy Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq that shocked the world. Shocking ... Via Youtube

Seymour Hersh on Torture at Abu Ghraib and Secret US Assassination Programs

In 2004, investigative reporter Sy Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq that shocked the world. Shocking photos of US military...
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Video: Lithuania & Romania complicit in CIA torture program, EU court rules

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Lithuania and Romania participated in the CIA's programme of secret black site detentions and also...

US torture program is greatest recruiting mechanism for our enemies

We like to believe, and we want other countries to believe, the US is a shining...

Senate Puts CIA Back on Torture Track

Photo by Poster Boy | CC BY 2.0 The new CIA Director, Ms. “Bloody Gina” Haspel, is the focus of much of the Senate Intelligence...
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Video: Electrocution & sexual violence: House calls for probe of US involvement in Yemeni...

The US House of Representatives has voted to demand a Pentagon investigation into the alleged involvement of US military personnel in torturing detainees at...

Why America’s Torture-Chief Now Runs the CIA

Eric Zuesse On May 17th, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10 to 5 to approve Gina Haspel as America’s new chief of the Cenral...

Tony Blair refuses to apologize to man kidnapped, tortured thanks to UK intel —...

Tony Blair has refused to apologize to rendition victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who was tortured...

Dems Confirm Torturer – LewRockwell

Ignoring torture reputation, Trump swears in Haspel as 1st female spy chief — RT...

Gina Haspel has been sworn in as the first female director of the CIA at a...

Democrats Confirm Torturer As Director Of CIA

How did a person who should be in the criminal dock both in the US and in the International Criminal Court for running a...

A Tale of Two Tortures – Consortiumnews

How the Americans and the British “tortured some folks” and got away with it, as Annie Machon explains. By Annie...

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA chief despite her torture past — RT US...

Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA, after getting confirmed in the US Senate....
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Video: Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA chief despite her torture past

Gina Haspel has become the first woman to lead the CIA, after being approved by the U.S. Senate. Donald Trump's nominee won the support...

In Haspel Confirmation, US Moves Beyond Impunity to Reward Torture

______________________________ Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

10 children tortured by parents in California — RT US News

In a horrific case of domestic torture, a California couple routinely beat, strangled, “waterboarded” and fired...
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Video: Key Democrats Back Gina Haspel’s Confirmation as CIA Director, Despite Her Record on...

https://democracynow.org - The Senate Intelligence Committee approved President Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, sending her confirmation to ... Via Youtube

Haspel condemns CIA torture in attempt to win over Democrats — RT US News

Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director, has penned a...
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Video: US soldier waterboards himself to prove it’s not torture

A U.S. special forces soldier has subjected himself to waterboarding - to try and show that it is not a form of torture. Tim...
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Video: ‘Took chairman at word’: Ray McGovern left bruised for asking on Haspel’s part...

A man who was violently escorted out of a Senate hearing and detained on Wednesday, has been released. Walking out of the court facility,...
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Video: If Gina Haspel Is Confirmed at CIA, the U.S. Would Be Giving Other...

https://democracynow.org - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that the U.S. should restart torture interrogation tactics. Cheney's comment comes ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Haspel supervised waterboarding!’ CIA veteran detained for asking about US torture program

US President Donald Trump's controversial pick for CIA Director, has been grilled at a Senate confirmation hearing over her alleged involvement in the torturing...

Gina Haspel: Torturers Should be Punished, Not Promoted

US president Donald Trump should never have nominated Gina Haspel to head the Central Intelligence Agency. When Haspel offered to withdraw her name from consideration,...

Roaming Charges: The Torture Never Stops

“You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.” — Jesse Ventura + Gina...

WaPo Positions Support for Torturer as Vote for Feminism

As the war over Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the Central Intelligence Agency has waged on this week, we’ve been gifted an incredible batch...

America Makes Torture Great Again, and Arrests Those Who Oppose It

This week saw both more achingly quotidian crimes against African-Americans - cops called for Shopping/Napping/Airbnbing While...

Haspel pledges ‘no torture’, dodges questions about her CIA role at Senate hearing —...

Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director, says that the...

JM Coetzee on Torture and Empire

Photo by Poster Boy | CC BY 2.0 As Gina Haspel goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, I have been reading J. M....

The Spectre of Torture: The Gina Haspel Hearings

I’m not going to sit here with the benefit of hindsight and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running...
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Video: Jeremy Scahill: Obama Paved Way for Haspel to Head CIA by Failing to...

https://democracynow.org - On Capitol Hill Wednesday, President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, announced she would not restart the CIA's ... Via Youtube

Haspel Says CIA Won’t Torture Again as Ray McGovern is Dragged Out of Hearing...

After refusing to directly answer questions about her history as an alleged torturer, Ray McGovern decided to ask Gina Haspel...

UK apologizes for Belhaj rendition that led to torture by Gaddafi forces (VIDEO) —...

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright has apologized to Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima...

Libya rendition victim sent to Gaddafi torture house settles case over UK involvement in...

Rendition victim Abdul Hakim Belhaj has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement, ending an epic legal...

Former CIA analyst dragged from Haspel hearing by Capitol Police after anti-torture protest —...

Former CIA analyst and anti-war activist Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from the US Senate hearing...

As Senators Prepare to Grill Haspel on ‘Gruesome’ History, Progressives Demand Democrats Stand Against...

A day before acting CIA Director Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing begins for her nomination to lead the agency, loud calls for the Senate to...

Gina Haspel and Torture: Not Just Immoral, but a Tool for More War

With the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA, there’s rightfully some interest in her record regarding torture. Of course, there are...

A Brief History of American Torture

Photo by Medill DC | CC BY 2.0 American torture is back in the news again as Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head...
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Video: CIA Torturer Gina Haspel May Testify Wednesday for First Time in Public About...

https://democracynow.org - The Trump administration's push to install the CIA's controversial deputy director, Gina Haspel, as the agency's new director faces ... Via Youtube

CIA Nominee Gina Haspel May Testify for First Time in Public About Her Role...

Nominee for CIA director Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing-in of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department on May 2,...

CIA image at stake? Trump’s spy chief nominee Haspel mulled withdrawal amid torture record...

The CIA and the White House have rushed to support Gina Haspel, who reportedly mulled withdrawing...

Gina Haspel Sought to Withdraw Nomination Over Torture Role: Washington Post

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, sought to withdraw her nomination on Friday amid concerns that details about her role...

Convicted Al-Qaeda terrorist says admission of guilt was obtained with torture, sues FBI agent...

The only “enemy combatant” in the War on Terror arrested on US soil now insists he...

Gina Haspel, Who Tortured and Destroyed Torture Tapes, Has Been “Cleared” by CIA of...

Gina Haspel, who was in charge of a black site in Thailand where torture occurred and ordered the destruction of CIA tapes of the...
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Video: Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg Explains How Torture & U.S.-Run Prisons Helped Give...

https://democracynow.org - As President Trump continues to refuse to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo, we speak to a former prisoner at the...

Government Ordered to Hand Over Police File on Libya Torture

______________________________ Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

Guatemala Shows Why the CIA Must Be Held Accountable For Torture

Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA chief has reignited debate over accountability for torture. A bi-partisan group of Senators, including John McCain (R-Ariz.), is demanding greater...

UK government accused of quietly rewriting ‘torture guide’ for MI5 — RT UK News

A guide for British intelligence officers on how to avoid breaching the human rights of...

William J. Astore on American Torture

U.S. troops use the “water cure” in the Philippines, 1902Back in 2009, I wrote a few articles on torture during the Bush/Cheney administration. With...

British ISIS torturers ‘regret’ beheadings, say revoking citizenship ‘unfair’ — RT UK News

Two British ISIS members have described their brutal execution of hostages as “regrettable.” The men...

William J. Astore on Gina Haspel: A Torturer at the CIA

President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Haspel had an important role in the...

Ex-detainees recount US torture 15yrs after Iraq invasion — RT US News

Former Abu Ghraib detainees say time has not fully healed the physical and mental pain they...

‘Those Who Committed the Crime of Torture Actually Get Promoted’

Janine Jackson interviewed Maha Hilal about CIA torturer Gina Haspel for the March 16, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...
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Video: 15 Years After Invasion of Iraq, Amnesia & Distortion Obscure U.S. Record of...

https://democracynow.org - Fifteen years ago this week, the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was...

Irishmen subjected to CIA-style ‘5 techniques’ by British not tortured – European court —...

A European court has rejected a request to find that a group of 14 men...

Media corrects Haspel’s alleged torture record (but it’s still full of torture) — RT...

ProPublica has corrected a story which claimed Trump’s pick for CIA director oversaw the waterboarding of...

Feinstein asks CIA to declassify Gina Haspel post 9-11 torture documents before confirmation —...

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has asked the CIA to declassify documents related to Deputy Director Gina...

Democrats’ Surrender On Torture Is Nearly Complete

In the same tweet he used to unceremoniously fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump announced the twin nominations of...

As Haspel Nomination Reopens Dark CIA Chapter, Liz Cheney Leads Pack of Torture Apologists

President Donald Trump's decision this week to nominate Gina Haspel—an intelligence official civil libertarians argue "should be in jail" for her role in the...
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Video: ‘Godmother of Torture’ Haspel should be in dock at The Hague, not head...

Donald Trump won't get alternative viewpoints by surrounding himself with 'yes men' and 'yes women,' and that is the mark of a failing presidency,...

Torture-Tainted CIA and State Nominees Recall Failure to Prosecute Bush-Era Abuses – Consortiumnews

The declining human rights standards on display with the Haspel and Pompeo nominations are the latest in a long line...

Ron Paul asks: Will Torture Make America Great Again?

President Trump’s surprise move to make major changes in his Administration brings forth nominees for CIA director and Secretary of...
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Video: Trump’s New CIA Nominee, Gina Haspel, Faces Possible Arrest Warrant in Germany over...

https://democracynow.org - On Tuesday morning, President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter. In the same tweet, the president announced CIA Director...
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Video: “She Tortured Just for the Sake of Torture”: CIA Whistleblower on Trump’s New...

https://democracynow.org - Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou personally knew CIA director nominee Gina Haspel when he worked at the CIA. But their...
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Video: Jeremy Scahill: Gina Haspel Should Be Answering for Her Torture Crimes, Not Heading...

https://democracynow.org - Trump has tapped CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo, after Pompeo was named to succeed Rex...

‘Godmother of Torture’ Haspel should be in dock at The Hague, not head of...

Donald Trump won’t get alternative viewpoints by surrounding himself with ‘yes men’ and ‘yes women,’ and...
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Video: Trump Replaces Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo at State; Torturer Named...

https://democracynow.org - President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump announced...

Pompeo and Haspel Must Disavow Torture and Other Abuses as Nominees for State and...

WASHINGTON - In response to reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced by current CIA director Mike Pompeo – who will...

The Saudi ‘Reformer’ Who Uses Torture

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Many of the detainees seized during Mohammed bin Salman’s purge last year were subjected to physical abuse, and one...

UK police investigate letters calling for acid attacks, bombings & torture — RT UK...

‘Punish a Muslim’ letters calling for acts of violence against Muslims in the UK have...

War, torture or humanitarian crisis; Queen will welcome Saudis with nice cup of tea...

A right royal welcome greeted Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in London this...

Private Corporation May be Sued for Role in Abu Ghraib Torture, Judge Rules

Alexandria, VA - Today, a Virginia federal judge ruled that the treatment of three Iraqi individuals formerly detained at the infamous “hard site” at...

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

Jennifer Lawrence does not actually come up in New York Times reporter Scott Shane’s reminiscence (2/14/18). As part of a promotion for the upcoming “Look,...

Husband calls for UN to intervene as wife is ‘tortured’ in Iran jail —...

The family and supporters of jailed Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have called on the UN to...

The Tortured State of Ukrainian Society

Deki the sniper. Still from “The Sniper’s Way.” “A Sniper’s War” just premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and will next be seen...

Israel’s Shin Bet to Face First-Ever Torture Probe

For the first time in its history, an interrogator from Israel’s secret police agency, the Shin Bet, is to face a criminal investigation over...

Turpin parents plead not guilty to child torture as horrific details emerge — RT...

A California couple who chained their 13 children to beds and punished them for washing their...

Escaped teen helps rescue 12 starved siblings, parents charged with torture — RT US...

Some of the 13 victims, aged 2 to 29, were starving, chained and bound in their...
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Video: Victim or criminal? Sweden blocked from deporting potential terrorist who may be tortured...

Sweden has been blocked from deporting a Moroccan asylum seeker, thought to be a potential terrorist by security services. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to...

Call Lethal Injection the Vile Torture It Is

Photo by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation | CC BY 2.0 In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony...

No More Silence About the Torture of Animals | By Linda McQuaig

At a giant pet store in west-end Toronto last week, people loaded up on gifts and stocking stuffers for their pets, and posed with...
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Video: Taser or torture? US police under fire for using excessive force (DISTURBING)

Since 2000, over 1000 people have died in the U.S. after being stunned with Tasers by police, according to Reuters. Yet another disturbing bodycam...

Iraqi men beaten, tortured by UK troops awarded thousands in compensation — RT UK...

Four Iraqi citizens have been awarded thousands of pounds in compensation for their illegal detention...

Brittany Covington Not Charged for the Racially Motivated Torture of a Mentally Disabled White...

A 19-year old woman who live-streamed video of the beating of a mentally disabled teen was sentenced to four years of probation. Brittany Covington...
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Video: DISTURBING: Prison guards torture, use stun guns on inmates in Brazil

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE Brazilian prosecutors have opened an investigation into three penitentiaries in Goias state after videos surfaced showing what ... Via Youtube
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Video: Uzbekistan Cooperated with CIA Rendition & Torture Post-9/11, As Govt. Boiled Dissidents Alive

https://democracynow.org - Sayfullo Saipov, the alleged assailant in the Tuesday attack that killed at least eight people in New York City, is an immigrant...

‘Hooded Men’ torture case ‘could harm Northern Ireland power-sharing deal’ — RT UK News

A dispute over UK government-sanctioned torture has harmed hopes of a Northern Ireland political deal,...
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Video: ‘Tortured, jailed & beat’: Mayadin residents describe life under ISIS moral police rule...

Islamic State terrorists' efforts to whip, beat and torture people into submission for the tiniest violations of their perverted laws failed, locals in recently-liberated...

Ron Paul on Horrific New Revelations on CIA Torture

The CIA has been forced to declassify some 270 memos from its secret torture facilities in Afghanistan. The story these...

Torture victims held illegally in Britain’s immigration detention centers, judge rules

Britain’s immigration, detention and removal centers are illegally holding survivors of torture, a High Court...
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Video: ISIS torture cells for ideological prisoners filmed in Syria

RT crew has travelled to Syrian Hama province to film the chilling aftermath of Islamic State's rule, and filmed torture cells where jihadists kept...

UK asked to intervene over claims Qatari govt ministers sanctioned torture in UAE (VIDEO)

Britain has been asked to investigate allegations of torture against Qatari nationals in the United...

The Strange (and Tortured) Legacy of “Free Speech”

Photo by Charlie Nguyen | CC BY 2.0 It has recently come to my attention that new Chancellor Carol Christ at the University of California,...
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Video: Raping & Killing: Iraqi authorities admit army’s torture of suspects in Mosul (DISTURBING...

In other events in Iraq, the prime minister has acknowledged that security forces abused prisoners during the operation to oust the ISIS insurgents from...

ACLU settles torture case with CIA-contracted psychologists

The ACLU has declared a “historic victory” following the settlement of its lawsuit against two CIA-contracted...
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Video: US Interrogates Prisoners at UAE Torture Sites in Yemen

U.S. officials interrogated prisoners at United Arab Emirates-linked secret prisons in Yemen where extreme torture is routine, says Human Rights Watch's ... Via Youtube

CIA torture case may go to trial if 2 psychologists don’t sway judge

Three former CIA detainees who underwent enhanced torture methods claim that two psychologists should be held...

The Torture-Friendly Trump Administration

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump is pro-torture. He said on the campaign trail he’d approve waterboarding “in a...

The Torture-Friendly Trump Administration

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump is pro-torture. He said on the campaign trail he’d approve waterboarding “in a...

Turin Shroud is Stained with the Blood of a Torture Victim

New research claims the Shroud of Turin is stained with the blood of a torture victim, supporting the theory that it was...

Torture in the Service of the Nation

Photo by Tomas | CC BY 2.0 Reading the New York Times Magazine article about Marine Corps’ basic training of recruits at Parris Island, South Carolina, I was...
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Video: Senate Begins Confirmation Hearings for Trump FBI Pick Tied to Torture, Gitmo

https://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney ... Via Youtube
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Video: U.S. Tied to Torture in Network of Secret Yemen Prisons Run by UAE

https://democracynow.org - Human Rights Watch and the Associated Press have just published explosive new reports on a secret network of prisons in southern ... Via...

Investigation Reveals Torture in UAE-run Prisons

by Press TV / June 22nd, 2017 A new investigation reveals the presence of clandestine prisons in the south of Yemen, run by the United...

Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News Websites Blocked

In Egypt, seven men are facing imminent execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture. Six of the men...
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Video: Crackdown in Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News...

https://democracynow.org - In Egypt, seven men are facing imminent execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Enhanced interrogation’: Guantanamo detainee sues CIA contractors over torture

The lawyers of an inmate at America's infamous Guantanamo Bay prison are suing the creators of the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' programme - as part...
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Video: ‘Torture for fun’: Iraqi forces filmed executing hospital employee suspected of ISIS links...

WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES Details of the gruesome murder of a hospital employee by members of an elite Iraqi counter-terrorist unit have been shared ... Via...

US State Department ‘not aware’ of torture & extrajudicial executions by Iraqi forces

The US State Department has denied having any knowledge of the disturbing reports of extrajudicial killings...
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Video: Eyes wide shut: Mosul torture exposed (PROMO)

The Iraqi army, leading a vigorous battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS, has been exposed torturing and abusing their captives suspected of having terrorists...
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Video: Could Trump’s White House Bury or Even Destroy the Landmark 2014 Senate Report...

https://democracynow.org - Is the Trump administration attempting to erase history? On Friday, congressional officials confirmed the administration has begun ... Via Youtube
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Video: Lawyer for Tortured Detainees: U.S. Created ISIS Through Misguided Detention, Interrogation Policies

https://democracynow.org - We speak with Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about an often overlooked ... Via Youtube

Democrats accuse Trump of ‘erasing history’ as GOP recalls copies of torture report

The Trump administration intends to “erase history” by burying the 2014 Senate torture report, leading Democrats...

Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture

Exclusive: A grisly feature of the “war on terror” was America’s descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that...

It Appears Trump Admin. Wants to Bury Senate Torture Report Forever

The Trump administration is moving to keep the lengthy Senate report on the CIA's torture and detention program forever from the public eye, the...
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Video: John Kiriakou on Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture & Why Trump’s Presidency...

http://democracynow.org - The report on President Trump urging FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into Trump's former national ... Via Youtube

From torture to freedom: Manning’s supporters reflect on her 7-year nightmare

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released, after enduring seven years of imprisonment and torture. John Pilger,...
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Video: Legal Torture? US death row inmate to face lethal injection despite asking for...

A Georgia death row inmate has been denied stay of execution and clemency requests, after he argued that a firing squad would be more...

‘Vulnerable’ man forced to eat own testicle in ‘Dark Ages’ torture, court told

A father-of-two was forced to eat his own testicle before his teeth were knocked out...

Torturer-Warmonger H.R. McMaster

National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster’s past affiliation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has created fresh concerns after research conducted...
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Video: Thugs who tortured pensioners with boiling water arrested on arrival at Heathrow

Courtesy: Kent police The moment police boarded a plane to arrest two “barbaric” burglars who poured boiling water over an elderly couple after breaking...

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Just after President Trump’s Inauguration, a draft of an executive order was leaked which indicated his intent to seek a formal review on whether...

‘No man is above the law’: SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch talks torture, guns, wiretaps and...

Republicans showed unanimous support for Judge Neil Gorsuch during the second day of confirmation hearings for...

DOJ Docs Raise Questions About Gorsuch's Views on Torture and Executive Power

With just days until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a new trove of documents is raising additional...

Torture not good enough reason to allow asylum seekers to stay, says minister

Being a victim of torture is not a good enough reason for asylum seekers to...

Trump encouraging other leaders to allow torture: UN expert

A UN human rights expert warns that Trump’s approval of torture might encourage other governments to follow suit. Read more
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Video: ‘Owners used us however they wanted’: Indian maids tortured in Saudi Arabia talk...

More allegations of the sexual abuse and torture of maids employed in Saudi Arabia have come to light. Two Indian women have now shared...

Did Obama Pave the Way for More Torture?

If we do not act we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess...

Solitary confinement of teens in British prisons ‘against UN torture rules’

Prisons in the UK are keeping teenage offenders in solitary confinement despite the government denying...

Libyan rendition & torture victim vows to ‘fight UK govt until the end’

Libyan torture victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj has vowed to fight his case against the UK government “until the end.” In 2004, Abdul Hakim Belhaj was...

Navy vet attacked for trying to stop turtle torture

A US Navy veteran suffered a skull fracture while trying to stop three men from torturing...
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Video: Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population

http://democracynow.org - Amnesty International's report on prison hangings at Saydnaya prison was published less than two weeks after President Trump ... Via Youtube

Return of the Torturers: Back to the Crime Scenes of the Past

The Trump administration has signaled that it is willing to return to the heinous crimes of the past two decades, including torture and abuse,...

May condemns torture… as ex-army Tory MP says ‘sometimes it might be justified’

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned torture in response to President Donald Trump’s suggestion he...
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Video: In First TV Interview, President Trump Says Torture “Absolutely” Works

http://democracynow.org - During his first televised interview as president, Donald Trump openly embraced torture and waterboarding. "I have spoken, as ... Via Youtube
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Video: Trump’s Executive Actions Reverse Obama Policies on Torture, Healthcare & Guantánamo Bay

http://democracynow.org - Today President Trump is flying to Philadelphia, where congressional Republicans are on retreat. He's going in an effort to win more ... Via...

Trump applauds torture in CIA interrogations

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Lying Once Again, Trump Declares Torture 'Absolutely' Works

Andrea Germanos, staff writer"I want to do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally. But do I feel it works?...

Draft executive order on CIA ‘black sites’ renews questions about Trump’s torture policy

President Donald Trump’s openness to waterboarding and torture of terrorist suspects could lead to the review and ultimate reopening of CIA interrogation programs used...
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Video: ‘Not like Gitmo’: Israeli interrogators explain torture methods to media

Israeli interrogators with experience in using 'special means' of interrogation, which involve inflicting physical pain on detainees, have described details of their ... Via Youtube

The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

Exclusive: President Obama refused to hold “war on terror” torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not...

Sleep deprivation, scaring with dogs, force feeding: Torture allegations as Gitmo turns 15

Exactly 15 years ago, the first inmates were transferred to the infamous Guantanamo prison, with the...

Guantanamo Bay turns 15: A look back at the notorious ‘torture camp’

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened its cells to terrorist suspects 15 years ago, on January 11,...

10-Years Ago Today: Black Criminals Kill, Torture Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

It has been 10 years this week since the heinous kidnappings, rape and murders of a young Knoxville couple. The crime forever...

Donald Trump's Pick for Spy Chief Took Hard Line on Snowden, Guantanamo, and Torture

Colleagues of former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., describe the septuagenarian as competent and congenial — the “Mister Rogers” of Republicans, as Sen. Cory Gardner,...

Gofundme campaign raises over $100,000 for victim of livestreamed Chicago torture

A Gofundme campaign to raise money for the developmentally challenged victim of the brutal attack broadcast...

Torture academy? Human rights abusers pay Britain’s Sandhurst millions to train their troops

Armies guilty of terrible human rights abuses are sending their officers to learn soldiering at...

CNN’s Don Lemon on Chicago Torture Video: ‘I Don’t Think It Was Evil’

CNN host Don Lemon said Wednesday evening the broadcasted torture of a bound and gagged victim in Chicago was not “evil,” adding...

Chicago torture video suspects charged with hate crimes after police say beating not about...

Four black suspects are being charged with kidnapping, assault and hate crimes for holding a white...

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Torture, Kidnapping of White Man in Chicago

Hate crime and kidnapping charges have been filed against four African-Americans who abducted and tortured an 18-year-old white man with special needs...
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Video: Mass graves of tortured civilians found in Aleppo

Mass graves with dozens of bodies of civilians subjected to brutal torture have been discovered in Aleppo neighborhoods left by militants, the Russian Defense...

CIA torture architect defends methods by comparing the term to racism

James Mitchell, one of two psychologists behind the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program used under President George...

Bringing Back Waterboarding? Torture Policy in Trump's USA

During the primary season, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, who is now president-elect of the United States, pledged to bring back  waterboarding "and much...

Torture evidence ignored by Home Office to reject asylum claims, charity claims

Britain’s Home Office is “disregarding and mistreating” medical evidence of torture in order to reject...
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Video: US forces in Afghanistan may have committed ‘war crimes of torture, cruel...

The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogated dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and...

Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

Exclusive: The CIA’s torturers can breathe a sigh of relief after President-elect Trump tapped a defender of “enhanced interrogation techniques” to become CIA director,...

Ignoring Torture Among the Poor

Torture has been one of the dominant international human rights issues of the last fifteen years. Yet, the vast majority of incidents of torture...

‘War crimes of torture’: ICC Prosecutor Signals Charges Against US Armed Forces, CIA

The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogate dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and...

Trump predicted to tap mastermind of Bush torture program as CIA chief

Jose Rodriguez, one of the masterminds behind the infamous George W. Bush torture and retention program,...

British banker ‘filmed torture & murder of victim on iPhone,’ Hong Kong court hears

A British banker filmed himself torturing and killing one of his sex worker victims on...

Not even US president can legalize torture, Abu Ghraib inmates allowed to sue –...

A federal court has ruled in favor of four former Abu Ghraib detainees intending to sue...

Nauru, Refugees and the Torture Complex

Two items of interest have tickled the airwaves and triggered some commentary over the last few days. The first was an ABC Four Corners...

Abducted, Tortured, Held 14 Years Without Trial, ‘Gitmo Diary’ Author Finally Free

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who documented his torture and imprisonment in the 2015 Guantánamo Diary, on Monday was finally returned home to his native Mauritania. Upon...

Surviving Torture in a CIA Secret Prison: Khaled al-Sharif of Libya Recounts Horrors

A shocking new report details how harsh American interrogation methods have led to devastating psychiatric disorders in former prisoners. The New York...
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Video: Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners

http://democracynow.org - A New York Times investigation has found at least half of the 39 detainees who went through the CIA's so-called enhanced ... Via...

Gitmo detainee granted rectal surgery after CIA ‘torture by sodomy’

Charged in connection with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Guantanamo detainee Mustafa al-Hawsawi will reportedly miss a pretrial hearing Friday in order to “rest up”...

MI5 lawyer to be grilled by MPs over UK’s role in Guantanamo ‘torture’

MI5’s top lawyer is to answer questions in Parliament over whether the intelligence agency knew...

US Media Ignores CIA Cover-Up on Torture

MEMORANDUM FOR: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Vice Chairman, Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceFROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for SanitySUBJECT: U.S. Media Mum On How Your Committee...

US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture

A group of U.S. intelligence veterans chastises the mainstream U.S. media for virtually ignoring a British newspaper’s account of the gripping inside story on how...

MI6 dismisses claims Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolajo was radicalized by Kenyan torturers

Claims by one of soldier Lee Rigby’s killers that he was tortured and mistreated by...

CIA & White House tried to suppress Senate torture probe – report

A Senate report into the CIA’s use of torture and its cover-up was heavily redacted and...

‘MI6 boss who rendered me claims to be a Christian’ – Gaddafi torture victim

Former MI6 chief Mark Allen is mistaken if he thinks that a recent article he...

Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s ‘Poster Child’

Exclusive: The ugly legacy of George W. Bush’s torture program continues to haunt U.S. foreign policy as the “poster child”...

CIA torture prisoner makes case for Gitmo release in first public appearance in 14...

A Guantanamo detainee, who the CIA tortured as a suspected top leader of Al-Qaeda but never officially charged, has made his case for release....
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Video: Australia’s shame: ‘Torture’ of kids at juvenile detention center

Shocking footage of abuse in an Australian juvenile detention center has been aired on Australian national television. The video dates back to 2014, when...

British govt urged to come clean on ‘links to torture’ after Iraq invasion

“Faulty evidence” extracted by torture and used to justify the US and UK invasion of...

MH-17 Probe’s Torture-Implicated Ally

Exclusive: The Ukrainian intelligence service at the center of the inquiry into who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is...

NGOs push for judicial inquiry into UK’s links to post-9/11 rendition & torture

A potent alliance of leading human rights NGOs has called for a full judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in rendition a week ahead of...

100% of Palestinian prisoners have been tortured in Israeli jails

As many as 71 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli jails as a result of torture since 1967, Abdel Nasser Farwana, head of the...

Pennsylvania man claims police used dog to torture him

A Pennsylvania man filed a lawsuit claiming Pittsburgh cops ordered a police dog to repeatedly bite...

CIA psychologists admit creating post-9/11 ‘torture’ practice for $81mn

Two former CIA psychologists have partially admitted to having advised torture and inhumane treatment for detainees,...
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Video: Latest CIA Torture Docs Show “Evidence of War Crimes” & Level of Brutality...

http://democracynow.org - Shocking new details have been made public about the CIA's torture program as the agency has declassified dozens of once-secret ... Via Youtube

CIA forced to release post-9/11 torture evidence, unclear if arrests will follow

Disturbing details of "illegal" torture techniques used by the US government after the 9/11 attacks were...

160 Killed in Iraq; Torture Arrests Made

160 Killed in Iraq; Torture Arrests Made The Iraqi Ministry of Immigration and Displacement released new figures on the number of internally...

MH-17 Probe Trusts Torture-Implicated Ukraine

Exclusive: The floundering inquiry into who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 has relied heavily on a Ukrainian intelligence...

British police ‘teaching Saudi torturers’ – leaked documents

British police are teaching Saudi officers hi-tech crime detection techniques that could lead to the...

MI6 won’t be charged over kidnap, torture of Libyans

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against British...

Justice for Torturers?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. If you happen to be a potential American war criminal, you’ve had a few banner weeks. On May...

MI5, MI6 suffered ‘serious rift’ over Libya rendition flights & torture

Britain’s involvement in secret rendition operations during the ‘War on Terror’ caused a serious breakdown...

Bollywood-boarding: UK special forces in Libya ‘torture’ ISIS with Indian pop tunes

UK special forces operating in Libya are blasting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions with...

‘Mental torture’: Gitmo inmate testifies against guards at US prison camp

A Somali detainee at Guantánamo Bay has accused guards at the high-security Camp 7 of using...

CIA-tortured Zubaydah called to testify against Gitmo harsh techniques

Captured and tortured by the CIA after 9/11, then locked up in Guantanamo Bay without charges,...

Torture victims of Kenyan Mau Mau uprising take colonial abuse to High Court

The alleged victims of torture, rape and forced labor at the hands of British colonial...

Rebecca Gordon: Terror, Torture and US Wars of Vengeance Diminish Our Humanity

  In this interview, Rebecca Gordon, author of American Nuremberg: The US Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 Crimes, says if US officials are...

Snowden laughs off CIA’s ‘mistaken’ destruction of secret torture report

Following a recent report that the CIA's internal inspectors destroyed their only copy of a top...

Historical Amnesia and the Destruction of the Senate Torture Report

When Winston Smith thinks he has finally made contact with the underground movement he has always hoped existed, in George Orwell’s 1984,...

‘Everything…was a lie’: Former CIA analyst, John Kiriakou on the agency deleting torture report

The CIA’s Inspector General Office reportedly “inadvertently” deleted its only copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s...

CIA Watchdog "Mistakenly" Destroys Its Sole Copy of Senate Torture Report

The years-long battle to force the Obama administration to release the nearly-7,000-page Senate Intelligence Committee's report detailing the CIA's post-9/11 torture program...

Report on CIA torture won’t be revealed under Freedom of Information Act

The US legal system has rejected the public disclosure of the full torture report, after American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued federal agencies just...
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Video: Tortured, Killed & Driven to Suicide: Whistleblower Exposes Abuse of Mentally Ill in...

http://democracynow.org - A shocking new exposé in The New Yorker magazine documents how prison guards at the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida ... Via Youtube

Stop the sale of torture weapons in Europe – Amnesty

Europe must stop advertising, displaying and selling potential tools of torture, such as spiked shields, weighted leg restraints and thumbcuffs, Amnesty International has said...
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Video: After a Landmark Legal Ruling, Will CIA Torture Victims Finally Have Their Day...

http://democracynow.org - A federal judge has allowed a landmark lawsuit to proceed against two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA's ... Via Youtube

Torture: Stopping Terrorism… Or Is It Terrorism?

Daniel McAdams Just ten years after America was shocked at the treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and just a year and...

Federal judge allows lawsuit to proceed against CIA contractors involved in torture

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Tom Carter On Friday, a US federal district judge denied a motion...

CIA torture psychologists face court hearing over ‘war crimes’ by black site detainees

Former detainees tortured by the CIA at the agency’s notorious black sites are suing the psychologists hired to help design the controversial enhanced interrogation...
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Video: Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Because of Trump & Cruz, Door Still “Wide Open”...

http://democracynow.org - As Republican presidential candidates promise to bring back the torture techniques used under the George W. Bush administration, ... Via Youtube
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Video: A Torturer’s Confession: Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator Speaks Out

http://democracynow.org - Eric Fair served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI. He was stationed...
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Video: Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device

http://democracynow.org - As a former interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI, Eric Fair was stationed at...

A Torturer's Confession: Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator Speaks Out

Eric Fair served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI. He was stationed...

United States of Torture: When it comes to “enhanced interrogation,” Americans agree with Donald...

As far as we know — which often isn’t much when issues of national security are involved — the U.S. government stopped waterboarding suspected...
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Video: Family of Mexican Man “Tortured & Killed” by U.S. Border Agents Seeks Justice...

http://democracynow.org - The family of a Mexican immigrant killed by Border Patrol agents in 2010 is launching an unprecedented effort to hold the United...

Family of Mexican Man "Tortured and Killed" by US Border Agents Seeks Justice at...

The family of a Mexican immigrant killed by Border Patrol agents in 2010 is launching an unprecedented effort to hold the United...

US Intelligence Veterans Warn Against Torture

To those living "outside the Beltway" it may seem counterintuitive that those of us whose analysis has been correct on key issues...

US Intel Vets Warn Against Torture

To those living “outside the Beltway” it may seem counterintuitive that those of us whose analysis has been correct on key issues that the...

The GOP Response to Belgium? Torture and the "Patrolling and Securing" of Muslim Neighborhoods

Following the Belgium attacks, Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz issued a statement saying, "We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees...

US Intel Vets Warn Against Torture

By Ray McGovern To those living “outside the Beltway” it may seem counterintuitive that those of us whose analysis has been correct on key issues...

With Obama in Cuba, Pro-Torture Pundits Suddenly Concerned With Human Rights

US President Barack Obama landed in Havana Sunday to great fanfare, both in Cuba and stateside. His visit marks a significant shift of the...
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Video: Solitary Confinement is “Torture:”

Shoatz attorney and Legal Director of the Abolitionist Law Center Bret Grote discussed this forthcoming trial about the issue of solitary confinement. Via Youtube

Ray McGovern on the CIA, Torture and Blowing the Whistle

In this video acTVism Munich interviews former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency...

Saudi Arabia ‘fights torture’ & ‘promotes human rights,’ Gulf state tells UN

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it “fights torture” and leads...

US government ‘silent’ as UAE tortures my family: US citizen

An American citizen whose father and brother are being detained in the United Arab Emirates has accused the Obama administration of keeping silent as...

UK suppresses documents on Gitmo ‘torture collusion’

The British government is withholding key documents which could shed light on allegations of UK's involvement in the torture of detainees in Guantanamo prison,...
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Video: Russian prison torture: Shocking video of inmate whipped & urinated on sparks media...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el89cp7f6Tw&w=580&h=385] A Russian news website has released video footage which allegedly depicts extreme cruelty towards prisoners in a male penal colony in Russia's Ural...
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Video: What Is the Government Still Hiding? ACLU Continues Fight to Obtain Photos of...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toB6-7aRamA&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Earlier this month, the Pentagon released nearly 200 photographs relating to the abuse of prisoners by U.S. military personnel in Iraq...

New GOP Plans for Torture

President Obama’s failure to prosecute Bush-era torturers created an impunity that has encouraged some Republican presidential candidates to tout new plans for more torture...

John Kiriakou: Let’s End Torture in US Prisons

Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like. A prisoner is kept in a small cell – usually 6 feet by 10 – alone, for...
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Video: Trump Leads GOP Charge Embracing Torture: “I’d Bring Back a Hell of a...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWT0NbEezPU&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - In the final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential contenders battled it out Saturday night at ... Via Youtube

Obama administration continues suppression of torture photos

Tom Carter On Friday, the Department of Defense released 198 out of around 2,000 photos showing torture and other war crimes perpetrated by US military...

Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons

Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like. A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for...
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Video: Pentagon delays release of images of tortured Afghan, Iraqi prisoners despite court order

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZJ_15JQAQ0&w=580&h=385] The American military has again delayed the publication of images of torture in US prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were supposed to...
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Video: Will U.S. Deport Kurdish Activist Ibrahim Parlak Back to Turkey Where He Was...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWHKG-CU6sU&w=580&h=385] We turn now to a case of Michigan resident Ibrahim Parlak, who faces imminent deportation in an asylum case that stretches back more...
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Video: Military Injustice: As Bowe Bergdahl Court-Martialed, Navy SEALs Tied to Torture, Killing Walk...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FChpWrSjz3I&w=580&h=385] While Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is court-martialed and faces continued Republican-led attacks, a case of deadly abuse and a potential cover-up in the Navy...
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Video: US Navy accused of covering up abuse, tortures of Afghan detainees

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wApIlWSRuLg&w=580&h=385] Though several US soldiers accused a SEAL team of beating and waterboarding Afghan men detained after a checkpoint bombing, their commanding officer ... Via...
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Video: We Won’t Torture Anymore: APA Tells U.S. to Withdraw Psychologists from Nat. Sec....

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fql9Pvhku60&w=580&h=385] The American Psychological Association has officially notified the U.S. government of its new policy barring psychologists from participating in national security ... Via Youtube
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Video: Victims of U.S. Rendition & Torture Starting to Reclaim Rights Says Council of...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctZKCdMNnyg&w=580&h=385] More than 25 European countries cooperated with the CIA's rendition, torture and secret prison program, and the quest for accountability continues today. Via Youtube
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Video: WikiLeaks exposes CIA Chief’s emails on torture tactics, Iran, Afghanstan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmu-4gT9L-g&w=580&h=385] WikiLeaks has come into possession of the contents of CIA chief John Brennan's email account. Among the documents, from the period when Brennan...
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Video: CIA ‘Queen of Torture’ could face trial in Germany

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSA3eiSajyg&w=580&h=385] A German human rights group filed a criminal complaint in court against Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, a CIA agent dubbed “Queen of Torture.” The...

Psychologists Accused of "Criminal Enterprise" With CIA Over Torture

Washington - Two former detainees and the family of a third who died in custody filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the American psychologists who...

Guantanamo survivors sue psychologists who designed CIA torture program

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three former Guantanamo detainees against two psychologists responsible for creating and overseeing...

Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes ACLU’s Case, Demands...

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture...

Britain’s Secret State And The Widespread Use Of Torture

The last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay has claimed that Britain knew flawed evidence, used to justify the Iraq War, had been obtained under...

Court Cites UN Torture Convention to Protect Transgender Immigrants in the US

Earlier this month, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that immigration courts must distinguish between sexual orientation and...

US Intel Vets Decry CIA’s Use of Torture

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Veteran Intelligence Professionals Challenge CIA’s “Rebuttal” on Torture Former CIA leaders responsible for allowing torture...

US Intel Vets Decry CIA’s Use of Torture

Torture defenders are back on the offensive publishing a book by ex-CIA leaders rebutting a Senate report that denounced the brutal tactics as illegal, inhumane and ineffective. Now,...
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Video: As Syrian Colonel Faces Charges in Maher Arar Torture Case, Will U.S. Ever...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDTBV1t8hI&w=580&h=385] Democracynow.org - In a move to hold government officials accountable for torture, Canada has charged Syrian Colonel George Salloum with allegedly ... Via Youtube

‘Groundbreaking’ Torture Charges Put US Rendition Tactics in Spotlight

'We need to see more accountability happening in Canada, in the U.S., in Jordan and in Syria. The ones who tortured and the ones...

Jeb Bush won’t rule out torture tactics, says they’re effective

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told an audience in Iowa that he would not rule out resuming the use of torture by the US...

Let’s Talk About Torture

The CIA’s torture-era leadership won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the...

New York governor implicated in torture by state prison officials

By Eric London An investigation published Tuesday in the New York Times revealed that prison guards at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York systematically...
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Video: No More Torture: World’s Largest Psychologists Group Bans Role in National Security Interrogations

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8PjpM5wXjA&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - By a nearly unanimous vote, the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives voted Friday to adopt a new policy barring ... Via...

Thousands protest torture-murder of Mexican photojournalist and four women

By Rafael Azul Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Mexico City and other major cities in response to the brutal July 31 murder...
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Video: Anti-Torture Psychologists Celebrate New APA Interrogation Ban

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz6IPUyNe7E&w=580&h=385] Steven Reisner and Stephen Soldz, two founders of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, speak to Amy Goodman in Toronto moments after the...
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Video: Lead the Way Out of the Interrogation Room: Will American Psychological Assoc. End...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4A-BbF9KQw&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - We broadcast from Toronto, Canada, where the largest group of psychologists in the world, the American Psychological Association, ... Via Youtube
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Video: Gitmo is a “Rights-Free Zone”: Dissident Psychologists Speak Out on APA Role in...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FHsr0o3KkI&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - We broadcast from Toronto, Canada, site of the annual convention of the largest group of psychologists in the world, the American...
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Video: Gaddafi’s son torture video guarantees ‘maximum mistreatment’ — lawyer to RT

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrIWfB3-99s&w=580&h=385] A video apparently showing the torture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son during interrogation in prison has been condemned by both HRW,...

CIA ran up $40 million tab turning out Senate torture report, documents show

The $40 million cost of producing the Senate torture report was incurred by the CIA, not lawmakers, newly obtained contracting documents reveal, as the...

The Tortured Logic Behind Using Torture

If you watched Batman when you were growing up, chances are you saw him torture someone. If you watched Jack Bauer from the hit...

Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Doctors were accused earlier of involvement in torture by: monitoring and participating directly in torture procedures; instructing interrogators to continue, adjust, or...
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Video: Psychologists Collaborated with CIA & Pentagon on Post-9/11 Torture Program, May Face Ethics...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oyP0_5ifrY&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - A new independent review has revealed extensive details on how members of the the American Psychological Association, the ... Via Youtube

The APA torture scandal and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

By Tom Carter A 542-page independent report made public by the New York Times on Friday implicates the American Psychological Association (APA) in the CIA torture...

​High Court: 100s of asylum seekers, torture victims CAN sue UK govt for illegal...

A landmark High Court ruling has paved the way for hundreds of torture victims who were illegally detained by the British government to sue...

Legalized Torture: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cruel Lethal Injections

The question of whether we, as a nation, should have the death penalty is often framed around whether or not a particular defendant deserves...

100 Groups From Around the World to UN: Demand Accountability for CIA Torture

This Friday, the world will mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day is commemorated every year to reaffirm the universal...

Torture Is Already Illegal – So Why "Ban" It?

The US Senate voted by a high margin to ban the use of torture on June 16. The bill is an amendment to the...

The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again, Again

Senator McCain and friends have a new push on to once again ban torture (except for exceptions in the Army Field Manual) that is...

Torture and humiliation enshrined in US history: Activist

Torture and humiliation are enshrined in the United States’ history, according to an American activist and radio host in California. Rodney Martin, the chairman of...

Guantanamo detainee details CIA sexual abuse and torture

  (WSWS) - Newly-released testimony from Guantanamo Bay prisoner Majid Khan has shown that the CIA used torture practices that were “far more brutal and sadistic”...

‘I Wished They Had Killed Me’: CIA Detainee Torture Account Declassified

Majid Khan, kidnapped by U.S. officials in 2003, said abuse was more brutal than anything which appeared in Senate's investigative report last year Nadia Prupis (Common...

The Other Conspirator: Secret Origins of the CIA’s Torture Program

The witness reported men being hung by the feet or the thumbs, waterboarded, given electric shocks to the genitals, and suffering from extended solitary...

Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

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Published time: May 15, 2015 19:36

Szymany airport in Poland, allegedly used for covert prisoner transportation by the CIA in 2003 Poland.(AFP Photo / Piotr Placzkowski )

Warsaw has paid €230,000 to two former inmates of CIA "black site" prisons, which used to be on Poland's territory - a move that has raised questions in the country.

"Poland has fulfilled the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights," Deputy Foreign Minister Rafał Trzaskowski said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports. He said that money had been sent to one victim's bank account. The other's share had been transferred to his court deposit, as he is under international sanctions.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July 2014 that Poland must pay compensation to the two terror suspects: Palestinian Abu Zubaydah and Saudi Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who were held and tortured in CIA-run detention centers in Poland between 2002 and 2003. The court set this Saturday as the deadline for the payments.

The two men are now being held in America's Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. They are to receive €100,000 each for psychological damage, plus Zubaydah is due an additional €30,000 in court expenses.

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Warsaw's decision to pay up raised questions in Poland. Opposition lawmaker Witold Waszczykowski, cited by AP, said: “I think we shouldn’t pay, we shouldn’t respect this judgment. This is a case not between us and them – it’s between them and the United States government.”

However, no US officials have been held accountable to date. The only other related ruling handed down by the European Court of Human Rights was to Macedonia. In 2012, it was ordered to pay €60,000 for the detention of a Lebanese-German, who was subjected to abuse by the CIA on trumped up terror suspicions.

Poland has been investigating allegations of secret CIA detention centers or "black sites" on its territory since 2008. In December 2014, Poland's former President Aleksander Kwaśniewski officially admitted that a secret CIA prison had existed at an airbase, where terror suspects were brought for torture and interrogation. He insisted, though, that Warsaw had no idea about the abuse happening at the site.

Kwaśniewski's statement came on the heels of a US Senate committee report on CIA activities. In August the same year, Barack Obama admitted for the first time that torture had indeed taken place in American custody after the 9/11 attacks.

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The US-run prisons at Bagram and Guantanamo have laid bare the Å“US hypocrisy” for the entire world, says Joe Iosbaker of the United National...

CIA lawyer: I did not stop US torture

A former CIA lawyer says how he approved US torture under President Bush. John Rizzo, the chief legal counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency during...

CIA Lawyer: Stopping Torture ‘Would Have Been Easy,’ But I Approved It Anyway

Rizzo believes that President Bush was not aware of the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques. Yet in his memoir, Bush (pictured here with former CIA...

CIA Blocks Inquiries on Torture

Russ Baker Global Research In a recent New York Times article about efforts by the Senate Intelligence Committee to get its hands on (and perhaps release?)...

We were subjected to ‘meticulous, daily torture’ — freed Gitmo detainee

RTDecember 21, 2013 Reuters / Brennan Linsley / Pool After years of being held at the US...