Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept: Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not even the ones recognized by the U.S. Show More Summary
Torture has been a big topic in the news lately, and most of the big interviews networks have scored on the subject have been defenders of such interrogation techniques.. Glenn Greenwald today asks: what about the victims of torture...
1. Dick Cheney Dares World To Give Him Another Chance To Rectally Feed A Torture Victim Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday in order to justify the Bush administration's use of torture on suspected terrorists, in the wake of a recently released report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Show More Summary
#ISIS tortured its captives before beheading them, reports @nytimes http://t.co/TpBb5yRHvv pic.twitter.com/vjdsBs6FH4 — CNN International (@cnni) October 27, 2014
Photos by Luke Overin Earlier this month, I spent a day trying to live like a tourist in London, where I live. Having grown weary of the tacky odyssey of fro-yo stalls, painted buses, and wax torture victims that I found on the city's...Show More Summary
The State Department has obtained 27,000 photographs showing the bodies of Syrian torture victims.
When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution," he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities. Show More Summary
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Congress reacts to photos of Assad's torture victims in Syria Israel confirms the death of the abducted soldier Congress reacts to photos of Assad's torture victims in SyriaShow More Summary
A 20-year-old Indianapolis man was kidnapped at gunpoint as two men forced him to strip down to his underwear, beat and handcuffed him, burned him and even forced the man to play Russian Roulette as part of a sick torture plot, police said.
Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because...she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?
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.