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Greenwald: U.S. Media Keeps Torture Victims Invisible

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

Glenn Greenwald: Why Isn’t the Media Talking to Torture Victims?

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

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...

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - December 15, 2014

4 days agoOdd : Happy Place

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

Report: ISIS tortured victims before beheadings

#ISIS tortured its captives before beheading them, reports @nytimes — CNN International (@cnni) October 27, 2014

I Spent a Night Pretending to Be a Tourist in London

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

Inside Syrian dictator's torture chambers (Warning: 'Horrific' images)

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The State Department has obtained 27,000 photographs showing the bodies of Syrian torture victims.

My Time in Secret Detention in Syria: "We Could Hear the Screams of 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

World View: Congress Reacts to Photos of Assad's Torture Victims in Syria

This morning's key headlines from 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

Indianapolis men tortured victim, forced him to play Russian Roulette: police

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.

Mary Jo White, Tough on Torture Victims

Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because...she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?

Psycholegal evaluations in Immigration Court: Free online training series

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

The World's Most Depressing Museum Is in Iraq, of Course

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

From Beloved Family Dog to Tortured Victim, BSL and Craigslist Ad – REWARD

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 […]

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Ordered To Pay U.S. Contractor's Legal Fees

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

Katherine Hawkins: CACI's Forgotten Role in Abu Ghraib (I)

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."

Alleged Torturers sue Abu Ghraib Torture Victims (Lazare)

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 [...]

DiMaggio tortured victims before killing them: Court documents

last yearNews : Field Notes

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 …

David Protess: Police Torture Victim Beats City Hall But Cuffed by Suburban Cops

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.

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