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Historic Ruling Puts Justice Within Reach for CIA Torture Victims

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

Psychologists Who Designed the CIA Torture Program Can Be Sued by Victims, Federal Judge Rules

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

CIA torture victims’ lawsuit will move forward after federal judge’s ruling

last monthNews : The Raw Story

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....

The Government’s Unprecedented Position in CIA Torture Lawsuit Is Very Good News

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

Egyptian rights group asks court to halt official move to shut it down

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian organization that documents rights abuses and treats torture victims said on Sunday it had filed an urgent application to a court in the hope of halting plans by authorities to shut it down on Monday.

Why Protecting Torture Victims Scares Egypt’s Leaders

In 2014, Amnesty International USA gave one of its highest awards for human rights activism to a collection of women who for more than two decades ignored governmental harassment and ran a torture and domestic violence rehabilitation center in Cairo, … Please continue reading.

Egyptian Government Orders Closure of Center That Documents Torture

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Egyptian officials have ordered the closure of the El Nadeem center, which documents the injuries of alleged torture victims and offers them assistance. The country’s health ministry said the clinic had violated unspecified regulations,...Show More Summary

Pentagon Accused Of Denying Medical Care To Torture Victim And Alleged 9/11 Plotter

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International is intervening on behalf of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who says the U.S. government is refusing him medical treatment for health problems sustained during torture at CIA black sites. The organization...Show More Summary

Monsters Among Us: Evans Ganthier mutilated, dismembered and burned Rebecca Koster’s body; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

Rebecca Koster Rebecca Koster’s Body Found Burning On Side Of Road – Arrest Made LI killer’s cruel hoax Cops Arrest Alleged Killer Whose Texts Tortured Victim’s Family Rebecca Koster’s Killer Cut Out Her Tattoo Then Sent Taunting Texts to Family, Says NY DA Evans Ganthier found guilty in 2009 stabbing death of Rebecca Koster Evans […]

Chicago police torture victims receive $5.5 million in reparations

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Nearly 60 people tortured by Chicago police decades ago have begun receiving $5.5 million in reparations from the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday. The news comes as the city faces renewed criticism for police treatment of minority suspects. Last May, aldermen in the nation’s...

Chicago pays $5.5M in reparations to police torture victims

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The money was paid Monday to victims of a police unit commanded by disgraced former police commander Jon Burge (pictured) from the 1970s through the early 1990s.

Top Wins for Civil Liberties in 2015

Take a look at some of this year’s victories below. We made great progress on key fronts in 2015. We fought to protect our privacy, demanded justice for torture victims, and stood up against pregnancy discrimination. We also won the right for same-sex couples to legally wed, fought for families seeking asylum—and much more. Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch Report Calls for Compensation for CIA ‘Torture’ Victims

In a report released Tuesday, the rights group also laid out how officials who authorized the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program” could be prosecuted.

How Can the Justice Department Help CIA Torture Victims? In This Case, By Doing Nothing.

Will the Obama administration once again block torture victims from their day in court? Is the Obama administration going to stand in the way of justice for torture victims? We’ll know soon enough. Last month, the ACLU filed a lawsuit...Show More Summary

Torture victim likely to be freed Wednesday after years in prison

A man who alleged he confessed to murder because of torture by a Chicago police detective is likely to walk out of prison a free man Wednesday after more than 24 years behind bars, his attorneys said. A Cook County special prosecutor decided against retrying Shawn Whirl, 46, two months after an...

Certiorari Denied: Remembering the Roberts Court's Shameful Abandonment of Torture Victims

The Supreme Court speaks not only through its rulings in cases argued before it, but also through its choice not to hear certain cases -- the ones denied certiorari, in legal lingo. By refusing to hear claims brought by victims of Bush-era...Show More Summary

Tunisia's torture victims hope for justice at hearings

A new commission will be reviewing the cases of victims of Tunisia's past regimes, yet some doubt its potential.

U.S. Government Starting To Allow CIA Torture Victims To Discuss Their Own Memories

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- For years, Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ memories of their time in CIA custody have been considered classified state secrets. Abu Zubaydah's lawyers can’t talk publicly about how he lost his left eye. Lawyers for Mustafa al...Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Season 5: Sansa and Theon's reunion might destroy Reek

For seasons on "Game of Thrones," Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) has done his best to forget who he really is. As a torture victim of Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), he has fully become the creature "Reek" his master crafted -- but maybe not...Show More Summary

Chicago’s Reparations to Police Torture Victims Offer a Glimpse of the Power of #BlackLivesMatter

During a time when President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake referred to disenfranchised Baltimore youths as “thugs” for failing to politely revolt against police brutality, Chicago has publicly condemned the real thugs in a police department that has abused its power with impunity for decades.

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