February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The chief US military judge for the Guantanamo Bay 9/11 military commission trial has approved the US government's request for a protective order. The order, made public Wednesday, effectively blocks the public's access to accused 9/11 conspirators' testimony regarding the alleged use of " ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2008, the Department of Justice released several memos indicating that certain enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, are lawful, and those performing them lack the specific intent to be charged with torture. That same week, the 2007 Human Right Annual Report was ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 15, 2009, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta defended information the CIA provided to the US Congress on the use of interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Panett'a comments came in response to allegations by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2009, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) misled the US Congress about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration by explicitly stating that they were not utilizing the controversial technique known as ...[read more]
May 3, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted qualified immunity to former Bush administration official John Yoo over allegations of wrongdoing in relation to controversial memos asserting the legality of enhanced interrogation techniques. The lawsuit, brought by convicted ...[read more]
May 1, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 1, 2010, rallies were held across the US to protest the passage of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, which would require law enforcement to question anyone whose immigration status appears reasonably suspect. The law would also grant enhanced powers of interrogation and ...[read more]
April 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 24, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak called for the prosecution of US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers who drafted four memos which outlined the legal rationale for controversial interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects by the Central Intelligence ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 23, 2010, US Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee that he was willing to release as much information as possible about interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo Bay detainees and defended the decision from accusations of political ...[read more]
December 16, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah on Thursday asked Polish prosecutors to investigate claims that he was abused in a secret CIA prison in the country. Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda suspect, alleges that he was transferred to Poland and subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques. ...[read more]

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