Torture victims from El Salvador. Gay people from Uganda. Immigrants with elderly dependents who are U.S. citizens.In our increasingly multicultural society, more and more people find themselves in U.S. Immigration Court. And, often, psychological evaluations play a role in deciding their fates. Show More Summary
A mannequin of a torture victim hangs from the ceiling above Chemical Ali's desk. "They used the wood so that nobody could hear the screams," explained Bawer, a smartly dressed Iraqi Kurd. He stood over a desk that once belonged to Ali...Show More Summary
Dubbed “Puppy Doe,” the reports of the torture endured by this young pitbull defy imagination. Once a beloved family dog, forced by BSL to “get rid” of the pitbull… there is no happy ending here… this poor dog’s only saving grace was euthanasia… in the truest meaning… a good death, relieving pain and suffering… and […]
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered four Iraqis who were imprisoned at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison to pay nearly $14,000 in legal fees to defense contractor CACI, an Arlington, Va.-based company that supplied interrogators to the U.S. Show More Summary
This June, a federal court dismissed Iraqi torture victims' suit against military contractor CACI for its role in their abuse at Abu Ghraib, because the "alleged conduct giving rise to their claims occurred exclusively on foreign soil."
Truth is stranger than fiction, and more depressing.
Sarah Lazare writes at Commondreams ‘Defense’ contractor CACI International has taken the shocking step of suing four former Abu Ghraib detainees who are seeking redress in U.S. courts for the company’s role in [allegedly] torturing, humiliating and dehumanizing them, with the U.S. corporation recently requesting that the judge order the plaintiffs—- all of whom are [...]
Suspected murderer and kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio tortured a mother and her son before killing them, setting them ablaze in his own home and abducting the woman’s 16-year-old-daughter Hannah Anderson, according to court documents unsealed late Wednesday. The docume …
Eric Caine had millions of reasons to smile, so why the glum expression when we met at our favorite eatery on July 25? The previous day, the Chicago City Council had approved a $10 million settlement of his lawsuit against Comdr. Jon Burge and the cops who tortured him into falsely confessing to a double murder in 1986.
A reader writes: I’ve been reading the suicide thread and I just don’t understand how suicide is selfish. When torture victims break, we don’t call them selfish. People can be tortured by their brain’s messed-up chemistry as brutally as they can be tortured with stress positions and sensory deprivation. People break. That’s not a character […]
While we are congratulating both the Kenyan victims for their huge victory and the British government for its courage to apologize for its actions and compensate the victims, we wish this case to serve as a strong precedent for the unsettled Greek WWII pending reparations cases.
It was a bizarre and brutal kidnapping that lasted more than a month, but at least it has a happy ending. Police say the kidnappers grabbed a 52-year-old businessman in Queens as he was walking to his car last month and brought him to a neighborhood warehouse, reports the Daily...
Kenyans tortured during Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s negotiating for compensation with British government.
Hong Wrong blogs about an upcoming protest on April 27 among refugees, tortured survivors and NGOs against the government’s treatment of torture victims and to call for an urgent review of the screening system for assessing protection claims. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook ·...
Extreme Kidnapping is a new service in Detroit for those of you who’ve ever watched a crime show on Investigative Discovery and gotten jealous of those lucky kidnapping and torture victims. Yes, we know that’s a stretch, but apparently the clientele exists, and they’re willing to pay $500 or more for it. Launched by Adam [...]Show More Summary
Dexter Filkins recalls touring Iraq’s torture chambers with a former torture victim named Al-Musawi: Today, in 2013—a decade later—it’s not fashionable to suggest that the American invasion of Iraq served any useful purpose. It was a catastrophe, born of original sin—of lies and exaggeration and trumped-up intelligence. How many times have you heard that this week? [...]
(CAIRO) — An Egyptian activist who led protests over an iconic torture victim during the rule of Hosni Mubarak was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison for allegedly slapping a prosecutor. The activist, Hassan Mostafa, denied the charge, and his lawyer called the case a malicious prosecution. Show More Summary
SAAER, West Bank: As the men carrying her husband's body drew closer and the sounds of anguish from the thousands of mourners outside grew louder, Dalal Jaradat, three months pregnant with their third child, rested her head on her two-year-old...Show More Summary
When the criminal justice system gets you in its grip, it does not let go easily. The screws can tighten harder for the innocent, as law enforcement loathes admitting its mistakes. Take the case of Stanley Wrice.