Posts Tagged ‘Convention Against Torture’

At Omar Khadr’s military tribunal, one of his interrogators testified to threatening the boy with rape—adding to never-ending tragic story of the U.S. government war of terror.

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Dave Lindorff on Obama: as guilty as Bush, the war criminal.

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John Sifton details ‘grotesque’ C.I.A. torture at secret prisons as models for prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and other military detention centers. (11:01):

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A May 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Office of the Inspector General (O.I.G.) report [.pdf] details new revelations of the C.I.A. violating federal statutes and international law in torturing detainees — “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or “E.I.T.’s” is the Newspeak term. The redacted report was released Monday, due to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.).

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International human rights lawyer Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio, human rights investigator John Sifton on Democracy Now! (DN!), constitutional scholar Jonathon Turley with Rachel Maddow and ACLU attorney Amrit Singh with Anderson Cooper on Obama’s decision to further hide Bush Administration crimes of toruring and murdering detainees. (more…)

AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton interviews Marjorie Cohn on the recent revelation that torture was not used to thwart attacks and gather intel, but to manufacture connections between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa’ida to justify the consciously illegal Iraq War. (more…)