Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:15

Documentary: The Judgment

Witnesses of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo recount their gut-wrenching accounts at the KL War Crimes Tribunal in a film by British journalist Lauren Booth

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Friday, 15 November 2013 14:47

Taxi to the Dark Side

Academy award-winning film that looks the torture practices of the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

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The story of Shawki Omar Ahmad, detained without charge and tortured at the hands of American forces for seven years, is a symbol of Iraq’s judicial system in the wake of the US invasion and occupation. The Swiss human rights group Al Karama has now sent a second urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, on Ahmad’s case. His wife demonstrates every week outside the US embassy in London in attempt to draw attention to her husband’s fate.

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“There is no celebration marking the 10th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s statue destruction, rather [there are] popular protests” Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum and former Director General for Al Jazeera

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Khalid al-Fawwaz is the least known of the five prisoners facing extradition to the US but has served the most time  - 14 years without trial.

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Despite being the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the US legacy of secret prisons and torture won't be forgotten by simply handing over the prison facilities to others

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Monday, 03 September 2012 13:50

Whitewashed: CIA's murder of Gul Rehman

Almost two and half years ago, I wrote about the murder of Abdul Manan Gul Rehman in a CIA black site facility known as the Salt Pit in Afghanistan. The news that he had been killed was received eight years after the fact.

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IT’S OFFICIAL - George W Bush is a war criminal. And the harrowing evidence given in person by ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, helped a panel of five judges reach their historic verdict.

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أعلن الجيش الأميركي أمس السبت الإفراج المشروط عن نائب العريف الأميركي الذي حكم عليه بالسجن عشر سنوات لدوره في فضيحة ممارسة التعذيب في سجن أبو غريب العراقي عام 2004

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أيدت المحكمة العليا الأمريكية رفض دعوى قضائية تتهم موظفي شركتين امنيتين متعاقدتين مع وزارة الحرب الأمريكية (البنتاغون) بالمشاركة في تعذيب معتقلين عراقيين في سجن أبو غريب سيء الصيت

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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 13:51

Do we have to be so stupid?

A magazine has recently released videos and pictures of American soldiers assassinating and mutilating Afghans. The barbaric behaviour of the “kill team” has caused a great shock. Nevertheless, there is actually very little to be surprised about since it is only a logical consequence of this type of war.
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Monday, 08 November 2010 12:48

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule?

When I was down in Guantánamo a few months ago, a veteran German journalist let it slip that she didn't much care for the place. "This," she confided in me, and many of the other journalists there as well, "is the worst place I have ever visited in my entire career."
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Friday, 01 October 2010 14:47

Outsourcing the Dirty War in Afghanistan

A big revelation from Bob Woodward's new book Obama's Wars is that the CIA maintains a 3000-strong Afghan paramilitary force that conducts cross-border operations into Pakistan. Though news to the U.S. public, these abusive paramilitary forces are unfortunately far too well known to many Afghan civilians.

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban's shadow government, has denounced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for calling "radical Islam" the "greatest threat" to the world. In a statement dated September 14, 2010, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also accused the Western nations of diluting and distorting the "principles of Islam" in order to maintain their control of Islamic lands.

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The US COIN program has its origins in the decades long US interventions - secretive and not so - in its own southern hemisphere. And the war in Afghanistan (and in Iraq) takes on the same state terror versus insurgent terror attributes of that long era of violence, notes Pablo Behrens.
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As Guantanamo has slowly been emptied, the Yemenis have remained almost static in terms of their presence thereby making them now the largest single nationality languishing at the detention centre. Cageprisoners interviewed Tina Foster to simply ask why that is and if the situation of the Bagram Yemenis she represents is even comparable.
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Since my return from Guantanamo I've received numerous communications from US soldiers - some former and others still serving - male and female, black, white and Hispanic. Most were my guardsmen in Guantanamo, Bagram or Kandahar. One of them was even an interrogator. Others are veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan; two of them have visited me and the former prisoners in the UK. A few have even embraced Islam. 

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Monday, 24 April 2006 04:37

Is Torture Ever Justified?

Moazzam Begg's powerful presentation to the Law Society  in 2006 for the Graham Turnbull Award ceremony on the merits of torture                                                

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