A federal judge ruled last week that the United States government did not have to release images or videos of interrogations of a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, who a convening authority for military commissions previously conceded had been tortured.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 16, 2013 4:02 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Wednesday August 3, 2011 8:00 am|
Up until now, it’s been accepted that only the CIA waterboarded detainees at black sites in the “war on terror,” and only three prisoners at that. But a new investigation of available materials from Congress, Inspector General reports, first-hand and second-hand accounts in the press, as well as other documentary evidence, shows that use of waterboarding-style torture was likely used widely by U.S. forces, from Afghanistan to Iraq to Guantanamo.
|By: emptywheel Friday June 3, 2011 3:32 pm|
Former Gitmo prosecutor Morris Davis makes, in really powerful fashion, a point I’ve been contemplating: how does Hillary Clinton get off criticizing the torture of Syrian teenager Hamza Ali al-Khateeb or Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad when we have done nothing to hold those who tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani accountable?
|By: emptywheel Tuesday April 26, 2011 2:45 pm|
Eight unreliable detainees, several of whom are known to have been tortured, provided a great deal of the intelligence justifying the continuing detention of Gitmo detainees.
|By: emptywheel Friday February 26, 2010 5:20 pm|
Something funky happened after DOD realized it had tortured al-Qahtani without adequate legal protection. But it’s not clear what happened.