Category: Torture

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Egypt Activist Faces Charges of ‘Harming National Security’

Egypt Activist Faces Charges of ‘Harming National Security’

In Egypt the security forces of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are cracking down on dissent. The latest victim is Patrick Zaky, a graduate student and human rights activist. Zaky appeared before the public prosecutor on Saturday in his hometown of Mansoura, 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of Cairo in the Delta region, security and judicial...

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Gitmo Testimony Sheds Light on $81 Million CIA Contract for Waterboarding Duo

Gitmo Testimony Sheds Light on $81 Million CIA Contract for Waterboarding Duo

The continuing testimony of James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, architects of the CIA’s torture program, at a military tribunal in Guantanamo sheds new light on the business side of “enhanced interrogation.” The duo make an appearance in their private jet in The Report, the movie sabout the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of the CIA torture...

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9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Meets the CIA Psychologist who Waterboarded Him

9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Meets the CIA Psychologist who Waterboarded Him

On Tuesday, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, sat just yards from Dr. James Mitchell, who waterboarded him 183 times in a CIA black site in Poland in March 2003. The encounter took place in a courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. enclave in Cuba where suspected terrorists are held. From The...

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About Time: Spy Museum to Overhaul Its Controversial Torture Exhibit

About Time: Spy Museum to Overhaul Its Controversial Torture Exhibit

I wrote about the undercover mission of the International Spy Museum in Washington last year, especially its not-so-subtle message that torture was a policy option, not a war crime. Now the Spy Museum is recalibrating the exhibit to get on the right side of the law. From Buzzfeed News The new exhibit will focus more...

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