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November 24, 2016
U.N. torture investigator to visit Turkey, jails next week
GENEVA - The U.N. torture investigator is going to Turkey from Nov. 27 to Dec 2 at government invitation and plans to visit police stations, prisons and pre-trial facilities where detainees are held to discuss "challenges" related to torture, a U.N. statement said. Turkey has sacked...
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November 24, 2016 - 11:00am
February 23, 2014
Mexico's most wanted man captured, U.S. seeks extraditon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors plan to seek the extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman,...
February 23, 2014 - 3:41pm
March 31, 2010
Was Rumsfeld a torturer?
Despite the repeated calls for an independent bipartisan investigation of those at the highest level of our government responsible for authorizing the torture policy that provided al-Qaida with an effective recruiting instrument, the stubborn fact now is the same as reported by Jane...
March 31, 2010 - 7:32am
February 17, 2010
Torture under Obama
Some of the increasing number of critics, from the left and the right, of President Barack Obama's abuses of civil liberties and human rights make an exception by praising his executive order in the first month of his term banning torture as a form of interrogation on matters of national...
February 17, 2010 - 7:20am
December 14, 2009
Man convicted of torturing 76-year-old Calif. woman
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A man has been convicted of torture and attempted murder for beating and kidnapping a 76-year-old California woman and holding her in a car trunk for 26 hours. Jurors in El Cajon reached their verdict Monday against Jeffrey Nelson. Prosecutors say Nelson...
December 14, 2009 - 11:55pm
September 23, 2009
CIA torture doctors and psychologists
The fearlessly independent Physicians for Human Rights -- founded in 1986 and sharer of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 -- has once again exposed the shameful role of doctors and psychologists throughout the CIA's torture interrogations, banned by the international Convention against...
September 23, 2009 - 7:04am
September 10, 2009
Cheney opposes an inquiry into CIA torture
WASHINGTON -- It's no surprise that former Vice President Dick Cheney is opposed to the Justice Department's decision to investigate the torture of prisoners during the Bush-Cheney administration. After all, Cheney has acknowledged that he was "aware" of waterboarding (simulated...
September 10, 2009 - 7:15am
July 30, 2009
U.S. loses moral high ground with torture
WASHINGTON -- Secrecy is endemic in all governments. It goes with the turf, especially if their leaders hope to hide illegal or immoral behavior, such as torture of foreign prisoners. Many Americans heaved a sigh of relief this past January when President Barack Obama banned the...
July 30, 2009 - 6:52am
July 22, 2009
Mr. President, are we still torturing?
On Dec. 26, 2002, Dana Priest and Barton Gellman broke, in the Washington Post, the first undeniable story of American torturing of suspected terrorists.
July 22, 2009 - 6:45am
June 25, 2008
Letter to the editor: Torture should never be allowed to occur
In the June 13 edition we read the headline, "Court says detainees have rights, bucking Bush." And further, President Bush disagrees with ruling. This concerns the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, which said Guantanamo Bay detainees have rights under the U.S....
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Congregations displaying anti-torture banners
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 300 houses of worship are displaying anti-torture banners this month in an initiative by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Most of the banners are a stark black-and-white and read, "Torture is Wrong" or "Torture is a Moral Issue." Congregations...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
Wanted: Independent torture probe
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appointed a widely respected 25-year veteran of the Justice Department, John Durham, to conduct a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of videos showing the waterboarding and other harshly "coercive" abuses of a key terrorist.
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am