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 [...]

CIA Has Covered Up Torture For Decades. Will Torturers Ever Be Prosecuted?

By Aisha Maniar, Truthout.org -

CIA Director Gina Haspel made a rare public appearance on April 18 when she spoke at Auburn University. Haspel reflected on her 34-year career with the agency, but failed to mention the years she [...]

UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of [...]

Assange Suffering ‘Psychological Torture’: UN Expert

By Staff, Timeslive.co.za -

Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out "psychological torture", a UN rights expert said on Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of "collective persecution" of [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

Witness Against Torture Activists Arrested For Sit-In At Senator McConnell’s Office

By Witness Against Torture, Popular Resistance -

Four human rights activists were arrested today and charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside Senate office buildings after sitting-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [...]

Psyched At The American Psychological Association

By Michael Brenner, Consortium News. -

This never-say-die persistence moved them, and their supporters, to make one more valiant attempt to reverse the course of justice by presenting to the APA Council of Representatives a plan to [...]

Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables’ Dates And Times Declassified

By Staff, Nsarchive.gwu.edu -

Washington, D.C., October 18, 2018 – The National Security Archive’s Freedom of Information lawsuit against the CIA has won release of the previously censored dates and times on cables sent by [...]

Relatives Of Chile’s Disappeared Are Exposing Dictatorship-Era Torturers

By Ramona Wadi, Waging Nonviolence. -

The return of the right wing to power in Chile has come at the expense of those still seeking justice for crimes committed during the 17-year U.S.-backed dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which [...]