Case Against CIA Torture ‘Architects’ Headed To Trial

The lawsuit against James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen, contractors for the CIA, is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three men held in secret CIA facilities

James Mitchell, pictured left, and Bruce Jensen, supervisors of the CIA's "conditioning" program.

SPOKANE, Wash. – A lawsuit against two Spokane-based psychologists dubbed the “architects” of an interrogation program used on CIA detainees in 2002 will be heard by a jury in September, a federal judge ruled Friday. The lawsuit against James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen, who were contractors for the CIA, is being brought by the American Civil

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Guantanamo Child Detainee Receives Apology, $10 Million Compensation From Canada

The former child prisoner will be compensated for abuses he suffered while he was detained by the US in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

Former child soldier Omar Khadr was held by the U.S. for 10 years. (Photo: Canadian Press)

Toronto-born Omar Khadr—who was captured by the U.S. military in 2002 when he was just a teenager and held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba—will receive an apology and reportedly $10.5 million ($8 million USD) from the Canadian government for failing to protect him from abuse while he was detained for more than a decade. Khadr sought

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Egyptian-Born Holocaust Scholar Interrogated, Detained At Houston Airport For 10 Hours

“My situation was nothing compared to some of the people I saw who couldn’t be defended as I was,” Rousso said on Twitter.

The French historian, Henry Rousso, seen here in 2011. (Photo: BALTEL/SIPA)

(REPORT) --- Henry Rousso, a French historian and a prominent scholar on the Holocaust, said he was detained for more than 10 hours by federal border agents at a Houston airport and was almost deported for being an "illegal" immigrant before his lawyers and an official at the school he was visiting intervened on his behalf. “I have been

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Come To Guantanamo & See The Iguanas: Snowden Files Offer Glimpse Inside NSA Culture

Newly released internal NSA documents show that torturing prisoners and water skiing were part of the daily routine for agents stationed in Guantanamo Bay during the Iraq War.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrols Guantanamo Bay,.

AUSTIN, Texas --- Water skiing in the morning, supervising the torture of a prisoner of the global war on terror in the afternoon -- that’s just a typical day for National Security Agency personnel. That’s one of the many glimpses of National Security Agency life found in newly released documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks, which

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Landmark Ruling Will Finally Allow Victims To Hold CIA ‘Torturers To Account’

ACLU cheers ‘historic win in the fight to hold the people responsible for torture accountable for their despicable and unlawful actions.’

Suleiman Abdullah Salim—"a reggae-loving fisherman who had once been known as 'Travolta' for his prowess on the dance floor," according to the ACLU—became "a shell of himself" after enduring CIA torture. (Photo: ACLU)

In a landmark victory for torture victims, U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled on Friday that a lawsuit against two psychologist CIA contractors who helped design the agency's brutal interrogation program may move forward. It is the first such case to proceed since before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. By rejecting a motion to

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American Psychological Association Bars Psychologists From Colluding In Torture

The largest association of psychologists passed a measure prohibiting members from participating in interrogations in name of national security.

The American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday voted overwhelmingly to bar its members from participating in the interrogation of U.S. prisoners on foreign soil, officially ending the association's complicity in torture of detainees and taking the first step out of "the dark side." All but one member of the APA's 173-person Council of

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