Posts Tagged ‘torture photos’

A.C.L.U.: “We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners.”

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The BBC interviewed 27 former detainees of the U.S. that were held at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, almost all described being tortured. (more…)

‘Civil libertarian’ constutional rights attorney and Salon.com blogger, Glenn Greenwald, runs through the list of Pres. Obama’s enhancement and preservation of the Bush Administration’s “state secrets privilege” with Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio and Amy Goodman/Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! (DN!). (more…)

Israel hints at ‘broader regional war’, Pakistan criticizes Obama surge, Congress subpoenas the Fed, U.N. tells Israel to ‘fundamentally change policies’, first Gitmo trial to begin, Hizbollah responds to losing election, South African study calls Israel’s policies ‘apartheid’ and colonial’, Venezuela uses military to silence critics. (more…)

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…)