With each passing year, more details emerge about Washington’s torture programs, writes Karen J. Greenberg. But much remains hidden as Congress and U.S. policymakers refuse to address the wrongdoing.
Tag: Guantanamo Bay Prison
Guantánamo Prisoner’s Graphic Details of US Torture
Previously unreleased drawings by Abu Zubaydah, featured in a new report, add further evidence of what the authors say the federal government, particularly the C.I.A., tried to conceal.
Chris Hedges: Teaching ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ in Prison
There are many disturbing similarities between the brutality imposed on Stalin’s victims and the injustices endured by the incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons.
Guantánamo’s Forever Elusive Endgame
From the very beginning, writes Karen J. Greenberg, the courthouse at that U.S. base on the island of Cuba has served as a revealing symbol of the prison’s venality.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: CIA Torture Finally Rebuked, By Military Jury
The sentencing hearing, and Khan’s two hours of graphic testimony, marked the first time that details of the C.I.A. torture program were laid bare in public.
The US Appeal and CIA Plans to Assassinate Assange
The Yahoo! News revelations will put even more mental stress on the WikiLeaks publisher, writes Marjorie Cohn.
A Different Sort of Truth
In the novel released this year, Mohamedou Ould Slahi offers a glimpse of the world he created to escape Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, writes Alexander Hartwiger.
The Trouble With Avril Haines for Intelligence
Biden’s nominee is a drone assassin who played a key role in covering up the U.S. torture program, write Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd.
COVID-19: Pentagon Secrecy on Virus at Guantanamo Another Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Democratic Senators Say
Lawmakers raised the case for closure days after the international Red Cross canceled its visit to Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns over the pandemic.
THE REVELATIONS OF WIKILEAKS: No. 7— Crimes Revealed at Guantánamo Bay
“Gitmo Files” lifted the Pentagon’s lid on the prison, describing a corrupt system of military detention resting on torture, coerced testimony and “intelligence” manipulated to justify abuses at the base, writes Patrick Lawrence.