Torture

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

 Even as the Trump administration attempts to contain an escalating crisis over its surreptitious ties to Russia, another spying crisis is threatening to haul the deputy CIA director into court to expose her role in post-9/11 torture. In a court filing on Tuesday, attorneys for two CIA contract psychologists who helped design the agency’s brutal […]

Not even US president can legalize torture, Abu Ghraib inmates allowed to sue – court ruling

Not even US president can legalize torture, Abu Ghraib inmates allowed to sue – court ruling

  A federal court has ruled in favor of four former Abu Ghraib detainees intending to sue a US military contractor for its alleged role in torturing them. The decision also said laws against torture apply to all branches of government, even the executive. On Friday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a former […]

Scotland: CIA torture flights have landed at Prestwick at least 19 times

Scotland:  CIA torture flights have landed at Prestwick at least 19 times

Two planes linked with CIA torture flights have landed at the airport By BEN BORLAND The revelation will prove embarrassing for the SNP, which last year called for a full judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in the extraordinary rendition of suspected terrorists.Police Scotland are also pursuing a lengthy investigation into claims that rendition flights made […]

Some “hard lessons” from the Boston bombing

Some “hard lessons” from the Boston bombing

by Jim Fetzer   “The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?”—Trevor Aaronson   In a performance that would have made the Marx Brothers proud, DHS and the FBI managed to turn themselves in an international joke with their amateurish “false […]

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