‘Critical Moment’ As Two Key Architects Of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath In Guantanamo Bay

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Human rights groups marked a significant "moment of reckoning" on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program used by the CIA following the attacks of September 11, 2001 as the two psychologists who [...]

Coercive Measures Against Chelsea Manning Violate Prohibition On Torture

By Staff, Spcommreports.ohchr.org -

I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/19. [...]

Israel, Palestine, And Torture

By Anthony Hall, Ahtribune.com -

There is something quite unseemly in the sordid public spectacle of Benjamin Netanyahu trying so desperately to maintain a failing grasp of prime ministerial power in Israel. As long as he stays [...]

Torture Of Palestinian Detainees Prevails In Israeli Jails

By Ramona Wadi, Middleeastmonitor.com -

In comments to Al Jazeera regarding Israel’s use of torture against Palestinian detainees, Qadura Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, declared: “The Israeli security wants to leave a [...]

Torture Exposed In Cobb County Detention Center

By Arielle Robinson, Workers.org -

Formerly incarcerated people from the Cobb County Adult Detention Center and loved ones of those currently incarcerated spoke out about the horrid conditions at a town hall meeting at Life Church [...]

Torture Speaks: Seton Hall Law Report Documents U.S. Torture Program As Described By Both The Torturers And The Victims

By Michael Ricciardelli, Shu.edu -

Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Policy and Research has issued a report, "How America Tortures," that documents the U.S. Torture Program from the words of those who created and [...]

The Systematic Torture Of Palestinians In Israeli Detention

By Yara Hawari, Al Shabaka -

Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) has been systematically torturing Palestinians using a variety of techniques. The international legal [...]

Doctors Demand Urgent Care For Assange

By Henry Vaughan, 7news.com.au. -

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent medical care, according to an open letter signed by more than 60 doctors. The medics, from the UK, Australia, Europe and Sri [...]

Court Calls US ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ Torture

By Associated Press -

A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of using the word “torture” to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 [...]

“Please Save My Life”: Julian Assange In Prison

By Annissa Warsame, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. -

For over 150 days this has been Julian Assange’s residence, whether he likes it or not. And a judge has ruled today, he is to remain there even after his jail sentence is over.  Swiftly after [...]

How To Support The North Carolina Prison Hunger Strike

By Incarcerated Workers. -

Requests for notaries necessary for legal actions and grievances against conditions at this razor-wire plantation are being consistently ignored. Many of these grievances are against Scotland [...]

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

Every government on earth, beginning with the United States, should shut down and be done with secret agencies, spy agencies, agencies used for murder, torture, bribery, election-manipulation, [...]

Trump’s Immigration Police State Persistently Violates The Law

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News. -

The US government’s treatment of immigrant children not only shocks the conscience, it is also in chronic, blatant violation of US law. The US government’s deliberate, unlawful cruelty to its [...]

Demasking The Torture Of Julian Assange

By Nils Melzer, Medium -

Finally dawned on me that I had been blinded by propaganda, and that Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed. Once he had been dehumanized through [...]

Demasking The Torture Of Julian Assange

By Nils Melzer, Medium.com -

I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office [...]