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
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.
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.
“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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Teaching Poetry to Prisoners – with Talha Ahsan’s Poetry Tutor Pat Winslow & Mike Marqusee
Response to the government report: "Tackling extremism in the UK"
Extradition and Guantanamos at home : Injustice & Talha Ahsan
Forgotten Women of the "war on terror"
More Syria-related police raids but no evidence of threat to UK
The prevent strategy: a cradle to grave police-state
Julian Assange: 'it's not just the Muslims'
CAGE releases new report on government counter-terorrism excesses
CAGE letter published in Evening Standard newspaper
Citizenship: a right or a privilege?
One after the other: Niqab, segregation and now the cartoon controversy