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Detainees in orange jumpsuits in a holding area at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2002.

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»

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»

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

Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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

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

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»

U.S. Sen. John McCain after a June 2014 tour of a Nogales Border Patrol facility holding hundreds of undocumented children.

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»

A policeman in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

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

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»

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

A scene from 'Zero Dark Thirty,' directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

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

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»

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

Mexican police are accused of torturing suspects they say killed two agents and were involved in a car bombing in Ciudad 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»

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»

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