The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. It also ruled that the country had violated the Convention by allowing the CIA to transfer prisoners, even though they would likely be subject [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday July 24, 2014 5:03 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday December 8, 2013 9:33 pm|
A little noted book in 2011 cited CIA’s Kirk Hubbard in stating that famed psychologist Martin Seligman met to help James Mitchell with interrogation strategies just days before the former SERE psychologist flew to a CIA black site and began the torture of Abu Zubaydah.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 1, 2012 3:41 pm|
On Tuesday, Truthout’s Jason Leopold published a comprehensive and detailed investigative report on the “other Abu Zubaydah.” The report covered the brother of the high-profile terror suspect still being held at Guantanamo, whose name is Hesham. It highlighted how Leopold had discovered Hesham was living in the United States and had been in the US [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 6, 2012 11:02 am|
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou (photo: Troy Page/Truthout.org) A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicted former CIA agent John Kiriakou for releasing classified information to journalists that included the identities of a “covert CIA officer” and information on the role of “another CIA employee in classified activities.” The Justice Department charged him with one [...]