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The terror suspect who had nothing to give

Abu Zubaydah’s sworn statement provides a chilling, first-person account of how U.S. officials tortured a man they wrongly believed was a top al-Qaida operative. ... Read more»

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ICE arrests 50 alleged human rights violators in nationwide raids

Immigration officials arrested 50 foreign nationals suspected of human rights violations — including torture — in several cities across the U.S. in a series of raids this week, authorities said.... Read more»

Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

The Senate intelligence committee report provides some accountability for detainee abuse. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

Graphic: Torture is a global problem

Out of the 155 countries that have adopted the UN Convention Against Torture 79 are violating it, activists say.... Read more»

Read in full: Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a long-awaited report on Tuesday into the use of torture by the CIA in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks. It contains graphic and previously unknown details of the agency's "enhanced interrogation program," and suggests that the techniques used were in fact far more brutal than it had previously admitted. Another key finding was that the intelligence gleaned from using these methods was of little use for counterterror operations, and in fact may have been counterproductive.... Read more»

McCain: CIA torture 'stained national honor'

I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded. Those policies stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good. ... Read more»

Mexico is trying to win its drug war with more torture

Mexico's use of torture in the drug war is up 600 percent in last 10 years, reports Amnesty International.... Read more»

13 startling facts from Amnesty's report on torture around the world

If lives were at risk, if national security was at stake, would you condone using torture to obtain information that could prevent such a disaster? If you answered "yes," you're not alone. ... Read more»

Comic: McCain-Putin smackdown

Johnny Russia

Following Russian president Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times, Sen. John McCain contributed a rejoinder to Pravda.... Read more»

Commentary

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is right: Torture useless in finding Bin Laden

As "Zero Dark Thirty" rightly implies, the systematic use of enhanced interrogation techniques came at a steep moral cost while producing little to no valuable information in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. ... Read more»1

The Senate report on CIA interrogations you may never see

A Senate committee is close to putting the final stamp on a massive, 6,000-page report on the CIA’s detention, interrogation and rendition of terror suspects. But it’s unclear how much, if any, of the review you might get to read. ... Read more»

Grim torture tales from Syria

Civilians face torture as part of a systematic attack by the Syrian government, said Amnesty International.... Read more»

Mexican police accused of torturing suspects in Juarez

Mexican police in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez tortured suspects to force confessions that they killed two agents and participated in a car-bomb attack, Mexico's human rights commission said.... Read more»

Mexican soldiers accused of torturing American

Shohn Huckabee, a 24-year old from El Paso, was released from prison after almost two years when the U.S. Justice Department determined that he had been tortured in Mexican custody.... Read more»

Amnesty Int'l wants Canada to arrest George W. Bush

Amnesty International says the Canadian government must arrest former U.S. president George W. Bush when he visits the country on Oct. 20. The human rights group says Canada is obliged to arrest Bush and investigate him for war crimes and authorizing torture.... Read more»

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