A Q&A with outgoing U.N. special rapporteur Juan Méndez This week, internationally renowned Argentinian human rights lawyer and torture survivor Juan Méndez is ending his six extraordinary years as the U.N. special rapporteur on torture. Méndez...Show More Summary
Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris are serial killers nicknamed the "Tool Box Killers" due to their habit of sexually torturing victims with equipment they picked up from the hardware store. The men murdered five teenageShow More Summary
A New York Times’ investigative series shows how the mental wounds of torture last longer than physical ones. The New York Times is publishing a devastating exposé series on the lasting psychological effects of U.S. government torture...Show More Summary
Why does the US think it is acceptable to deny 'high-value detainees' at Guantanamo medical and psychological help?
“Amir Javadifar died beside me as he was begging for water. I can never forget those moments.” Reza Zoghi, who was tortured at the Kahrizak Detention Center in south Tehran where three young men died as a result of the torture, has rejected an apology from then-Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi. “His apology is an insult,” […]
What does the US government do when they can neither charge nor acquit a tortured person? Evidently, they leave them to die. Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker discusses the case of Guantanamo inmate and torture victim Abu Zabaydah with whistleblower and former CIA agent John Kiriakou.
WASHINGTON ? The first person to be subjected to the CIA’s now-defunct “enhanced interrogation program” sat before a parole board at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, in his first public appearance since he was captured more than a decade ago. Flanked...Show More Summary
Good morning folks! Here's a little beauty to start your weekend! Andy Worthington: Two Yemenis Approved for Release from Guantánamo, as Detention of Two Saudis Upheld, Including Torture Victim Mohammed Al-Qahtani Margaret and Helen: Trump is no Reagan. Show More Summary
Two British women who survived the Paris concert hall massacre, Christine Tudhope and Mariesha Payne hid in the cellar while... The post PURE EVIL: New Details on How ISIS Gutted, Sexually Tortured Victims at Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Hours after The Inquisitr reported about the horrific attack in the French city of Nice that left more than 84 people dead, we have another damning report coming in from France. A report by HeatStreet claims that a testimony pertaining to the Bataclan massacre that took place in Paris back in November 2015 was suppressed... Show More Summary
Chicago photojournalist Amanda Rivkin is blunt. The men she is photographing were “kidnapped” by municipal police officers and “tortured." “You’re at the corner store. Driven to a rail yard. Your testicles are electrocuted," she says. Show More Summary
Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi-born detainee at the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is optimistic about the chance to have his case heard in front of a court even though he has been detained for 14 years, defense attorney Patrick Flor told Sputnik.
Defense team of the Guantanamo Bay's detainee announced on Thursday he would not testify about CIA's torture at the the facility.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by investigative journalist Andy Worthington to discuss the state of the Guantanamo Bay detention center as one of its most well known detainees receives a court hearing today.
Two Guantanamo detainees to testify about 9/11 plotter claims about vibrations and noises.
More and more, it looks like CIA torture survivors will have their day in court. CIA torture victims are a big step closer to accountability. A federal judge has ruled against two CIA contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce...Show More Summary
The first time such a case has been allowed to proceed. For the first time, a federal judge is allowing torture victims to sue the psychologists who devised the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods that included sleep deprivation, starvation and forcing captives into coffin-like boxes. Show More Summary
By Maria L. La Ganga CIA torture victims who were subjected to some of the most brutal interrogation techniques of post-9/11 era A federal judge in eastern Washington state ruled Friday for the first time ever that a civil lawsuit brought by victims of the CIA torture program can move forward....
In a first, the government isn’t trying to block justice for CIA torture victims. Those responsible for the CIA torture program have never had to face their victims’ claims in a U.S. court because the government has always shielded the perpetrators. Show More Summary