German Prosecutor Would Have Filed Indictments for CIA Rendition Had US Provided Information

By: Monday February 18, 2013 5:35 pm

The German newspaper Spiegel has an interview with a German prosecutor, who ultimately decided not to file indictments in the case of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar. Omar was kidnapped in a CIA operation in Italy and rendered to Germany and then Egypt, where he was tortured. Last week, according to Reuters, a Milan appeals [...]

Secrecy Confronted at Brennan’s CIA Confirmation Hearing

By: Friday February 8, 2013 1:00 pm

A confirmation hearing for President Barack Obama’s national counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, who Obama nominated to head the CIA, took place yesterday and lasted for more than three hours. Senators on the Select Committee for Intelligence questioned him about targeted killings and the use of drones, the CIA’s interrogation program under President George W. Bush [...]

A Comprehensive Look at the CIA’s Rendition, Detention & Torture Program

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 6:26 pm

A major report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) program was released today by the Open Society Justice Initiative. It is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the program to date. From “credible public sources and information provided by reputable human rights organizations,” the organization was able to figure out that “as many [...]

Military Claims to Have Released Portion of Gitmo Tribunal Proceedings That Was Censored

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:36 am

The military commissions has posted the two to three minutes from the afternoon proceedings on January 28 that an individual outside of the Guantanamo war court chose to censor. When the censorship occurred, the judge was frustrated as he said he did not know there was anyone outside of the court that could censor the [...]

Convicted CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Confronts Government Talking Points on NBC’s ‘Today Show’

By: Monday January 28, 2013 4:01 pm

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to thirty months in jail last Friday after pleading guilty to providing the name of a covert officer to a reporter, appeared on NBC’s morning program, “The Today Show.” He was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie and, although the questions were mostly favorable to the government, Kiriakou was [...]

Defense Lawyers for 9/11 Suspects Seek Evidence of CIA Torture for Use at Trial

By: Monday January 28, 2013 11:38 am

A week of pretrial proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay war court is scheduled. One of the key issues that will be deliberated is whether the defense for five men on trial for their alleged involvement in the September 11th attacks can have access to documents and information on the White House or Justice Department’s authority [...]

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