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WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

Beatings and electric shocks inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir, US diplomats in Delhi told by ICR US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff

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Judge rules that regardless of evidence that 3 Guantánamo detainees were TORTURED TO DEATH and later declared ‘suicides’ by the Pentagon in a cover-up, their families should be denied a hearing in court due to ‘national security concerns’.

AFP: US judge dismisses hearing into Guantanamo ‘suicides’ WASHINGTON — A US federal judge dismissed Wednesday a complaint by the families of two Guantanamo detainees who alleged the men’s deaths in 2006 had been covered up when the Pentagon ruled

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Why Were CIA Torture Tapes Destroyed?

Why Were CIA Torture Tapes Destroyed? A former CIA officer aware of the details of the 2002 interrogation of the two al-Qaeda suspects told me that the tapes’ images were “horrific.” The case of the missing 92 CIA interrogation tapes

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Posted in Bush Adminisration, Reports/Studies/Books, US Foreign Policy, War on Terror

Keith Olbermann: Debunking Cheney

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Probe in to C.I.A. torture

“President Obama banned torture but officials say terrorist interrogation techniques prevented attacks, Bob Orr reports. Analyst Dan Bartlett spoke on the possibility of a criminal prosecution.” 0:42 – A C.I.A. contractor beat a prisoner with a heavy flash light and

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Posted in Bush Adminisration, Civil liberties and human rights, Legal, Top Secret, War on Terror

MI5 accused of colluding in torture of terrorist suspects

British agents alleged to have questioned men at Pakistani interrogation centre after they had been brutally mistreated The London headquarters of MI5. Photograph: Frank Baron Officers of the Security Service, MI5, are being accused of “outsourcing” the torture of British

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The Torture Sessions

Ever since Americans learned that American soldiers and intelligence agents were torturing prisoners, there has been a disturbing question: How high up did the decision go to ignore United States law, international treaties, the Geneva Conventions and basic morality? The

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