Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and co-defendants return to court in November.
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A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
George Orwell’s writings have left a lasting imprint on American thought and culture.
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George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was an instant success when it was first published. His writings on totalitarianism and socialism continue to be relevant today.
Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
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Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
The Office of Military Commissions building in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was where much legal activity about the detainees’ cases was handled.
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The release of a new movie calls public attention to the US government’s treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and what the detainees’ future might be.
The New Zealand military has been found in breach of its basic democratic duties.Only a law change will restore trust.
War crime allegations cast a shadow over Afghanistan’s future.
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There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.
There are psychological techniques that are effective when it comes to getting people to yield information.
A reception centre near Namur, Wallonia, one of the largest in the Belgian reception network. May 24, 2018.
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
Forty years ago this shocking event paved the way for a 24-year rule of fear that saw Iraqi citizens repressed, tortured and murdered.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime has yet to show it differs from that of Robert Mugabe.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
Women in totalitarian states are among those particularly at risk by government’s use of Big Data to spy on its citizens.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Guantanamo Nay detainees sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray on Jan. 11, 2002.
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On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
Utö, Finland, graffiti. Torture is a process which doesn’t stop at the event itself but that eventually goes on through generations.
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Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
Even the most humanely designed prisons have negative effects on the people living and working inside.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
Sen. John McCain pictured at a rally Oct. 15, 2014 in Marietta, Georgia to support Senate candidate David Perdue, who was elected a few weeks later.
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Prisoners of war experience trauma, torture, humiliation and profound loneliness. A trauma psychologist explains how the effects can be lasting – and that Americans’ gratitude should also be.
A protest in Melbourne last month to stop the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers Priya and Nadesalingam back to Sri Lanka.
Australian government reports used to determine asylum claims often differ from human rights groups on the current political climate in countries like Sri Lanka.
No questions have been asked about Australia’s knowledge of torture committed by the US.
As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.
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Twin reports from a UK Parliament committee go further than ever in condemning Britain’s complicity in the worst of the War on Terror.
Gina Haspel can expect a difficult round of questions.
Gina Haspel is in hot water over the CIA’s use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’. And in decades past, the US imprisoned people for using the same methods.