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WASHINGTON -- President Trump vowed during his campaign to bring back torture as a weapon against terrorism. ... The torture of suspected terrorists was a singular transgression of this nation's values -- as well as a violation of U.S. and international law -- and it simply cannot be rationalized or ignored. authors
The case, Ireland v United Kingdom, involved 14 'Hooded Men', who were Irish nationals tortured by British soldiers in 1971. ... For the US, it was only torture if it was: "Equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death".

President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA has stirred objections from many quarters. After 9/11, Haspel ran an illegal black site in Thailand where a man was tortured, and she later wrote a memo calling for the destruction of proof of such "enhanced interrogations." She has paid no ... United States
Now the Senate must stop him from installing as CIA director a woman whose resume includes overseeing a disgraceful episode of torture -- and then ... The torture of suspected terrorists was a singular transgression of this nation's values -- as well as a violation of U.S. and international law -- and ... authors
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Within the United States, there is a "debate" over whether "enhanced interrogation" was legitimate or illegitimate. Here's a test for ... The US then passed 18 US Code 2340A, "which made it a crime for a US national or foreigner present in the US to have committed torture outside the US". Torture inside ... war crimes
The same question now looms over the United States, as it has ever since we debased ourselves by accepting torture. In doing so we have foolishly squandered our reputation and endangered critical alliances. Gina Haspel's prospective nomination as the next CIA director indicates to our allies that ...
In 2002, she oversaw a secret prison in Thailand that had tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in "black sites" on their soil. One of the men, known as Abu Zubayda, ...
In that shadow of the ashes of September 11, intelligence officials were asked to do whatever they needed to prevent another attack on US soil. ... For those who think the United States engaged in torture and has not yet reckoned with that, Haspel is the embodiment of an America that shed its values in ...
Chechnya has blamed human rights organizations like Memorial for the US sanctions (and ultimately the loss of his beloved Instagram account) and the Russian ... Titiev even wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin explaining that if he later admits that the drugs were his, it was only because he was tortured.
Louise Anna Turpin, left, appears in court with her attorney Jeff Moore in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Prosecutors filed 12 counts of torture, seven counts of dependent adult abuse, six counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment against Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin.
In an interview on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today," Teresa Robinette, described how her sister, Louise Anna Turpin, seemed to live an idyllic life with her husband, David Allen Turpin, at first in Texas and later in California, before it came to light that the couple had allegedly choked, tortured and starved their ...
David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, have denied torture, child endangerment, false imprisonment and sex abuse charges. They were arrested after a 17-year-old daughter broke free and raised the alarm. Riverside County district attorney Mike Hestrin said the parents were “depraved” and the ...
... locked FRIDGE as taunted kids with apple pie. THE Turpin parents who are accused of torturing their 13 children even kept a lock on their refrigerator and taunted them with apple pie as their sons and daughters starved. By Vickiie Oliphant. PUBLISHED: 11:44, Sun, Jan 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00, Sun, Jan 21, 2018 ...
LOS ANGELES — The disturbing discovery of 13 starving siblings held in a Southern California home has made many question how something so horrific could happen in suburban America. The fact that the home was registered as a private school has raised questions about state oversight of ...
Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with the revelations. Josh Tiedeman-Bell fought back tears Thursday as he talked of occasionally seeing some of the children and having no clue of what they were enduring.

PERRIS, Calif. — The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year. They were allegedly beaten, choked and shackled to their beds with no access to a ...
Police in California are investigating claims two parents tortured their 13 children. 'I wish I could come to you today with information that would explain why this happened,' said Capt Greg Fellows of the Riverside county sheriff's department on Tuesday. 'If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing ...
Thomas' allegations are resonating with The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture, a private, 11-member group of citizens whose mission is to ... The spy agency "did not always live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves and that the American people expect of us," the CIA said in ...
Agency's special rapporteur on torture calls on U.S. officials to file criminal charges after report reveals abuses in several prisons. ... Of the hundreds who have died following police use of Tasers in the United States, dozens and possibly scores of deaths can be traced to unnecessary force being used.
United Nations experts had a damning assessment of taser use in U.S. jails, saying footage they viewed revealed the need for investigations and in some cases showed abusive use of the devices so severe it amounted to torture. The watchdogs viewed video footage obtained by Reuters of 22 incidents in ...
Kept naked, he and other detainees were strung up by their hands at night, tortured with electric shocks to their genitals and gang raped by their captors. “They would come into the cell to violate us, but it was dark - we couldn't see them. All we could hear were people saying, 'Stop! Don't! … I thought we ...
Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after being extradited from Mexico to the United States on Jan. ... U.S. District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo described Jesus Raul Beltran-Leon's allegations as "very serious" during a hearing Tuesday in Chicago, to where he was extradited in January to face ...
Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya - and from there to Europe.
Prison Abuse: Prison Guards Who Torture Inmates Can't Be Sued ... formed by a gradual accumulation of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, ... David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project.
Putting a face on North Carolina's role in the U.S. torture program ... Cuba, where the U.S. government brutally tortured hundreds of people who ...
Amid the investigation into alleged collusion between U.S. President ... CNN, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and German public ... story have been reported from within the United States, rather than Russia. We in ... “I hate this story,” lamented one journalist at an American newspaper.
Government security forces tortured some of thousands of detainees with ... of torture, accusing HRW of being part of an America-funded conspiracy to stop socialism. ... Earlier this month the European Union followed the United States in ... is the only way to circumvent the effect of crippling US sanctions.
The United States' use of torture, Wilkerson added, puts the military in a riskier position with other ... “Torture rebounds on us,” Wilkerson said.
North Carolina Citizens' Commission Examines US Torture ... program created after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. ... “black sites” and to the custody of other governments, where they were then tortured.
Suddenly, analyzing the US empire was no longer some academic parlor game. ... NT: Will the United States be the next empire to fall? ... AM: Covert intervention and torture are the flip sides of America's imperial coin, with ... Despite 41,000 extrajudicial killings and countless tortures in South Vietnam, the ...
Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured ... told us that they were threatened not to talk about the torture they endured.
The deteriorating situation of minorities in Pakistan is leaving few options for their survival in the country. Every year, more than 5,000 families ...
US mercenaries are allegedly torturing Saudi royals and businessmen arrested during the anti-corruption purge ordered by Crown Prince ...
A new report by Human Rights Watch, an American NGO, gives details of 17 cases in 12 different ... “It's like any other kind of torture,” she says.
“This was intentional murder by torture,” Hatami told jurors. .... For more California news, follow us on Twitter: @brittny_mejia and @vicjkim ...
Veloz should spend the rest of his life in prison,” assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pohl said in his sentencing memorandum to U.S. District ...
At UN Rights Body, Sri Lanka Vows New Steps to Fight Torture ... than 50 men who said they had been tortured under the current government, ...
Charged with El Chapo in Chicago; dead in Mexico after torture ... key figure in the druglord's Chicago case-has been found tortured and killed, ... launderer by U.S. Treasury Department officials under the so-called "Kingpin ...
Bradbury had written memos authorizing the use of torture and other ... “dark chapter in American history,” said McCain, who was tortured as a ...
(Washington, DC) – On November 14, 2017, the US Senate approved Steven Bradbury as general counsel of the federal Department of ...
US troops prepare to board a helicopter north of Kandahar days after ... in Afghanistan, including possible torture by US forces and the CIA.
(The Jews' blood spurting from the knife makes us feel especially good). ... The United States entered World War II out of conviction that we ...
Some people say it's torture others say it's a way of protecting the prisoners. ... Asman joins us now the outgoing executive director of the Louisiana American Civil Liberties .... How is he don't get its market in the United States.
North Korean Pastor Tortured for Christian Faith Says Life in U.S. is 'Heaven' After Living in 'Hell' ... "The life in North Korea is hell ... life in America is heaven." ... labor camps, where prisoners are subject to horrific forms of torture. .... to Encourage Non-Christians to Watch 'Steve McQueen: American Icon'.
Pre-teen bullies woefully lacking in humanity have claimed another innocent victim who is barely able to function after repeated verbal and ...
Saw too much: why the horror genre doesn't need a torture porn comeback .... just $27m in the US, last month's Flatliners remake hasn't even crossed $20m, ... Shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story have ...
... he was tortured by a "state intelligence agency" during his disappearance. ... of Pakistan they've always been ruling us directly or indirectly".
The violence in Gunpowder shows 'that Christianity is not historically the warm cuddly religion that people believe it to be'. Photograph: Robert ...


 

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