The following text published by the Brussells Tribunal is Haifa Zangana’s presentation to the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 January 2014.
Veteran Industrial band Skinny Puppy have objected to their disturbingly dark music being played to discombobulate inmates at Guantanamo, and plan to “charge” the government for doing so. They are not the first band to express such objections.
In the long search for accountability for the torturers of the Bush administration, which has largely been shut down by President Obama, lawyers and human rights activists have either had to try shaming the US through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, or have had to focus on other countries, particularly those that hosted secret CIA torture prisons, or had explicit involvement in extraordinary rendition.
President Barack Obama surprised many by calling for the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be closed this year in his State of the Union address.
The Obama administration is refusing to divulge how much it spent to build the secret prison facility at Guantánamo where the accused 9/11 co-conspirators are held and has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Miami Herald reporter demanding documents that would reveal the number.
When is torture, "torture" in The New York Times? When it's purportedly done by someone the US government disapproves of, says Justin Doolittle.
The government has used little-known powers to strip 41 people of their British nationality since 2002, a Bureau investigation has found. Thirty-six of these cases have occurred under the Coalition government.
Clive Stafford Smith is the founder and Director of the London-based human rights charity Reprieve. He is attorney for 14 men in Guantanamo Bay. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his.
The home secretary wants to strip people of British citizenship in the name of security. But this will only put us all at more risk
Senator Dianne Feinstein argued Wednesday that the successes of the U.S. surveillance state are causing Americans to underestimate the threat of terrorism.
Today the GTMO Clock, an initiative launched last August by the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, which I established two years ago with the US attorney Tom Wilner, marks a particular anniversary.
Vilnius Regional Court has ruled that prosecutor unfoundedly refused to launch a pre-trial investigation into allegations that Mustafa al-Hawsawi was illegally transferred to and secretly detained and tortured in secret CIA detention centre in Lithuania in 2004-2006, says Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI) in a statement.
The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities, said Amnesty International.
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Citizenship: a right or a privilege?
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