The first and only officer on the medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to conscientiously object to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike has reportedly had his assignment ended. He has been sent back to Naval Health Clinic New England, his “parent command,” while an investigation is completed, which may result in discipline or a court-martial.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:00 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday July 24, 2014 3:45 pm|
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. It also ruled that the country had violated the Convention by allowing the CIA to transfer prisoners, even though they would likely be subject to undisclosed detention. And the court ruled that Poland had violated the Convention by transferring prisoners to a country where they had a real risk of facing a “flagrant denial of justice.”
The complaints of violations of the torture convention came from Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:47 am|
A Navy medical officer recently refused to force-feed a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. It is the first reported act of resistance to the regime of force-feeding since prisoners went on hunger strike eighteen months ago.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 2, 2014 8:55 am|
The people the prison was designed to hold are being released while the people who should never have been brought in are still trapped behind bars.
I can only wonder what those cleared to release years ago were thinking when they watched these five individual leave. Ironically, maybe if they were more important they would be out by now.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 15, 2014 11:15 am|
In the process of a lawsuit against the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, attorneys for the human rights organization, Reprieve, discovered the military has recordings of force-feedings. Attorneys have demanded that a court order the government to preserve video evidence so the videos are not destroyed.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 15, 2014 3:04 pm|
Another example of the government using rock music to torture detainees was reported last week. But it appears the only television or broadcast news program to cover and report on this further was TMZ.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 14, 2014 1:14 pm|
The FBI may have turned a defense security officer assigned to the team representing Ramzi bin al Shibh into a “confidential informant”
|By: Barry Eisler Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:05 pm|
Look at what we know the government is doing, imagine what it’s probably doing, and you’ll have the workings for a good thriller. And if you want that thriller to be as realistic as possible, then whatever you imagine, imagine it’s even worse. The government will rarely disappoint you.
|By: DSWright Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:41 am|
According to a new report from Vice officials at the Guantanamo Bay “enhanced interrogation” camp have relabeled hunger strikes as “long term non-religious fasts.” They have even, according to documents released under a FOIA lawsuit, couched the hunger strikes in the benign language of managing weight loss.