Category: Torture


Catch-22 at Guantanamo, or How Due Process Got Undone

In essence the appellate court adopted the government’s contention that the earlier proceedings against al-Hela and the use of classified intelligence to justify his detention did not violate his acknowledged constitutional right to due process. In so doing, the court was parroting the government’s two main arguments that had been used successfully in scores of...

Iranian Demonstration

Iranians Outraged After Shah-Era Secret-Police Official Attends U.S. Rally

Tens of thousands of Iranian-Americans, including supporters of the exiled former crown prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, held rallies in the United States* recently to show their support for the ongoing anti-regime protests in the Islamic republic.Among them was a man who has shunned the limelight for decades: Parviz Sabeti, the former deputy head of...

Gina Haspel

The Unmasking of Agent Z9A 

From SpyTalk And here is what Haspel witnessed Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, another psychologist contracted by the CIA, do to Al-Nashiri, according to the memos she wrote or approved of, as excerpted by the National Security Archives. Few Americans have availed themselves of these details, judging by the widespread acceptance of torture as a necessary...

Trump and Haspel

Haspel Personally Observed CIA Waterboarding, Witness Testifies

Fifteen years before President Trump nominated her and the US Senate confirmed her as CIA director, Gina Haspel personally oversaw the waterboarding of alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a black site prison in Thailand in 2002, according to recent testimony at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Waterboarding has been recognized...

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