TMZ: Only US Television Program to Cover Latest Report of CIA Using Music to Torture Detainees

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 4:34 pm

Another example of the government using rock music to torture detainees was reported last week. But it appears the only television or broadcast news program to cover and report on this further was TMZ. Journalist Jason Leopold wrote a story for Al Jazeera that was published on April 9 on the contents of the Senate [...]

Guantanamo Detainee Defense Attorneys Accuse FBI of Turning 9/11 Defense Team Member into Confidential Informant

By: Monday April 14, 2014 1:18 pm

Defense attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Walid Muhammad Salih Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi suspect the FBI may have turned a  defense security officer assigned to the team representing Ramzi bin al Shibh  into a “confidential informant.” An emergency motion filed under seal alleged, “as part [...]

12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 11:23 am

The United States transferred the first prisoners to a US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, twelve years ago today. There are 155 captives remaining at the prison. Seventy-six of those captives are cleared for release, and 45 of them have been designated as what can be referred to as “forever prisoners.” President Barack Obama’s [...]

US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design & Administration of Torture

By: Monday November 4, 2013 12:00 pm

Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task force convened by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession [...]

Judge Rules Against Release of Video of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Interrogations, Could Be Used as Propaganda

By: Monday September 16, 2013 6:04 pm

A federal judge ruled last week that the United States government did not have to release images or videos of interrogations of a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, who a convening authority for military commissions previously conceded had been tortured. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) sought the disclosure of images of Mohammed al Qahtani under [...]

Obama Administration’s Perverse Defense of Genital Searches of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:25 pm

A federal court has restored Guantanamo Bay prison guards’ authority to conduct genital searches on Guantanamo Bay prisoners, according to the Miami Herald. The Justice Department asked a federal court to stay an order that restricted prison guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison from conducting genital searches of prisoners before they met with their counsel or had [...]

Obama’s Deluded Remarks Ignore His Role in Keeping Prisoners at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:42 pm

There are steps President Barack Obama could take right now to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camps, where prisoners currently engaged in a major hunger strike continue to be held in detention. Yet, Obama and his defenders insist Congress is solely responsible for why the prison continues to be open and why prisoners [...]

Hunger Striking at Guantanamo & the Abusive Use of Forced Feeding

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 4:54 pm

Guantánamo Bay prisoners have been on a hunger strike for over two months. Some of them have, in that period, been subject to forced feeding by medical staff in the prison. But, a new report that examines the United States government’s recent history of torture and abuse of detainees in the global war on terrorism highlights [...]

The Cruelty of Obama’s Gulag at Guantanamo Bay

By: Monday April 15, 2013 11:04 am

“Today, even George Orwell would have been pressed to conceive the plight of the 86: cleared for release, but denied freedom, using a hunger strike as their last weapon, only to be kept alive by the very people who will not let them go.” —Rupert Cornwell, The Independent Over the weekend, US forces raided a part [...]

‘The Nightmare Has Started Again,’ According to Hunger Striking Guantanamo Prisoner

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 2:42 pm

A prisoner, who has been held in detention for eleven years without charge or trial, has told an attorney that the prison authorities are trying to “break Muslims.” He is participating in a major hunger strike that has been ongoing since early February and shared details on his health as a result of his participation [...]

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