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Jeff Kaye

About Me:
Jeffrey Kaye is a psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, where he works with adults and couples in psychotherapy. He worked over 10 years professionally with torture victims and asylum applicants. Active in the anti-torture movement since 2006, he has his own blog, Invictus. He has published previously at Truthout, Alternet, and The Public Record.
 
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About Me:
Jeffrey Kaye is a psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, where he works with adults and couples in psychotherapy. He worked over 10 years professionally with torture victims and asylum applicants. Active in the anti-torture movement since 2006, he has his own blog, Invictus. He has published previously at Truthout, Alternet, and The Public Record.

Man Who Sought Truth in Teigin Mass Murder Case Dies in Tokyo

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 9:41 pm

A man who gave much of his life to figure out the truth about the 65-year-old Teigin mass poisoning case died alone in a Tokyo house last week. With him may go the last best chance to solve the crime, a crime that has been linked to top secret biological warfare work by the Japanese and a controversial cover-up of that work by the U.S. government.

US Covered-Up for Decades the Largest Use of Biological & Chemical Weapons in History

By: Sunday September 8, 2013 7:00 pm

The U.S. pretends to be pursuing noble causes for peace in threatening to launch military strikes against Syria for supposed chemical warfare attacks. But the U.S. record on both biological and chemical warfare is anything but noble. It reeks of self-interest, and involved the U.S. in a cover-up of the largest, most sinister program of biological and chemical experimentation and warfare in modern history.

Will Bogdan’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack Guantanamo?

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 12:48 am

When the government released a redacted copy of a declaration by the chief of Guantanamo detention security, they evidently forgot they had already released an earlier version. The result was a jumble of conflicting redactions, one of which highlighted claims about staffing problems at the DoD prison camp. Behind the claims, though, appeared to be both an attempt to cover up the death of a detainee last year, and a maneuver to keep attorney-client meetings in the same camp where a sophisticated surveillance program was discovered earlier this year: another example about how nothing we hear from the government about Guantanamo is straight-forward.

SOUTHCOM Commander Spins Latif Death Investigation to Justify Groin Searches

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 2:56 am

SOUTHCOM’s General Kelly files a declaration with the court that draws on an investigation into the death of Adnan Latif to justify a policy of genital searches at Guantanamo. It’s no surprise that he misrepresents the conclusions of that report for his own purposes. Those conclusions paint a damning picture of command failure and non-accountability at the Cuban-based U.S. prison.

New DoD Report Details Nightmare Leading to Gitmo Detainee’s Death

By: Saturday June 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Unsatisfying in its conclusions, a new Department of Defense report on the suicide of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abd Latif, describes a healthcare and guard-detention regime at the Cuban-based US military base that is unprofessional, sloppy, confused, and subservient to military command. But even worse is the Joint Task Force – Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) command, who failed to implement what SOUTHCOM investigators described as “many of the required changes identified in previous detainee death investigations.”

Hunger Striker Younus Chekhouri Describes the “Nightmare” Inside Guantanamo

By: Friday May 10, 2013 6:55 pm

Reposted with permission from Andy Worthington’s blog, Guantanamo hunger striker Younus Chekhouri describes what happened when prison camp authorities raided the hunger strikers on April 13. Chekhouri also describes his own physical and mental anguish, as he experiences both the abuse and torture inside the prison and the effects of the hunger strike undertaken out of desperation, as he has been imprisoned without charges for over 11 years, and while cleared for release, has no idea when or if he will ever leave the U.S. military prison.

The Torture Memo Obama Never Rescinded

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:17 pm

Everyone thought President Obama had eliminated all the torture memos by Yoo, Bybee and Bradbury, Bush’s old OLC team. But they were wrong. One of them was not revoked, and it concerned “restricted” techniques to be included in the revision of the Army Field Manual. As a result, torture and abuse remain a part of U.S. military interrogation doctrine.

Violence at Guantanamo? Detainees Desperately Fight for their Humanity

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:29 am

Considering the way the military has handled the situation at Guantanamo — forbidding reporters at the island, making nice to the ICRC only to conduct violent raids on detainees as soon as Red Cross officials leave, force-feeding hunger-striking detainees against all medical ethics and protocols — you’d think the Pentagon thought they had another Koje-Ko prison camp rebellion on their hands.

Apparently the White House was notified in advance of the nighttime raids on the debilitated hunger strikers, who according to military accounts (which one must take with maximum suspicion), fought back with mop and broom handles and plastic water bottles.

Whatever military police met in terms of opposition, what they certainly encountered were emaciated prisoners, worn down by years of interrogation, isolation, brutality, and now hunger, as they wield the only real weapons they know, their very bodies, choosing death over the hopelessness and torture that is indefinite detention.

Judicial Ignorance and Bias Doom Ahmed Abu Ali to Decades in Isolation in Key “War on Terror” Case

By: Saturday April 13, 2013 3:07 pm

Ahmed Abu Ali was framed up by the notorious torturing security forces of Saudi Arabia. A confession, including incredible assertions he was a member of Al Qaeda, was planning another 9/11-type terrorist plot, and planning to assassinate former President George W. Bush, was coerced out of him via use of physical and psychological torture. But the evidence for this torture was contested in court. A judge decided to ignore psychiatric testimony from defense experts and use his own biased judgment on what a tortured person might remember while under torture to condemn Ahmed as guilty and condemn him to decades in solitary confinement. How could this have happened?

Chief of Iraq Torture Commandos: “The Americans knew about everything I did”

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 2:22 pm

The UK Guardian has published a “staggering… blockbuster” investigatory report, including 51-minute video, detailing the role of top US government and military officials in the organization of terror and torture during the Iraq War. The report has been largely ignored by the US media. It should be introduced as evidence in the trial of Bradley Manning, as it was US connivance with torture in Iraq that motivated him to turn whistleblower.

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