U.S. Torture

Have You No Shame? Torture Memo Author to Testify Against Blocking NDAA Powers in USA

Have You No Shame? Torture Memo Author to Testify Against Blocking NDAA Powers in USA

By Chris Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:39pm

At today's NDAA hearing, torture memo author Steven Bradbury will advise the Senate not to block the use of the NDAA indefinite detention powers in the United States itself.

Add Your Voice to Doug Liman's Upcoming Movie "Reckoning With Torture"

Add Your Voice to Doug Liman's Upcoming Movie "Reckoning With Torture"

By Ateqah Khaki at 11:43am

 

You can be in acclaimed film director Doug Liman's next movie: a partnership with the ACLU and the PEN American Center called "Reckoning With Torture," a film to fight torture.

10 Years Later: Our First Step Toward Torture

10 Years Later: Our First Step Toward Torture

By Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 2:44pm

Our country’s embrace of torture after 9/11 may have seemed like a quick one: one day we didn’t torture, and the next we did, with the so-called “torture memos” to blame for the rapid shift. But the reality is that proponents…

The Internal Investigations on Abuse the CIA Doesn't Want Anyone to See

The Internal Investigations on Abuse the CIA Doesn't Want Anyone to See

By Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 5:18pm

Two and a half years ago, the government released a damning report by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) relating to the “enhanced interrogation” program of the CIA. The report was released in response to an ACLU Freedom…

Accountability for Torture Still the Goal, Still Elusive

Accountability for Torture Still the Goal, Still Elusive

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:37pm

A pair of developments Monday made abundantly clear the lack of accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture after 9/11.

In a criminal complaint filed by the Justice Department, former CIA officer John Kiriakou was charged with disclosing classified…

Demanding Accountability in the Home of Torture Taxi Headquarters

Demanding Accountability in the Home of Torture Taxi Headquarters

By Christina Cowger, North Carolina Stop Torture Now at 10:41am

North Carolina’s Governor Beverly Perdue agreed with us 100 percent, her Policy Director Al Delia told our delegation — “extraordinary rendition” and torture are wrong. However, the Governor would do nothing about rendition…

ACLU Studio: The Torture Report

ACLU Studio: The Torture Report

By Ateqah Khaki & David Felsen, ACLU at 6:09pm

Sometimes the truth is buried in front of us. That is the case with more than 140,000 pages of government documents relating to the abuse of prisoners by U.S. forces during the “war on terror,” brought to light by the ACLU.

Since…

Don't Open the Door to Torture

Don't Open the Door to Torture

By Laura W. Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:03pm

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is pursuing a deeply misguided effort that threatens to reopen the door to torture.

Seriously? Senate Considering Repeal of Anti-Torture Measures

By Ateqah Khaki at 11:16am

Yesterday, the ACLU and over 30 other organizations sent a letter to the Senate asking them to oppose an effort in Congress that threatens to revive the use of torture and other inhumane interrogation techniques. If passed, an amendment introduced…

Rendition Victims Seek Justice Before International Tribunal

By Francesca Corbacho, NYU Global Justice Clinic at 1:23pm

Four victims of “extraordinary rendition” — a Bush administration CIA-run program of abduction, enforced disappearance, and torture — are demanding justice in a case filed yesterday against the United States with the Inter-American…

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