A U.N. panel began grilling American officials Wednesday over the country’s compliance with a key anti-torture treaty, raising a series of alleged violations and admitted “lapses” since the 9/11 attacks.
The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.
Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said that he was “stunned” at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of torture techniques, saying that if Cheney doesn’t believe the controversial practice is torture – he should give a try himself.
North Korea’s U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a “hostile policy” to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.
Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up.
A new report claims that medical personnel with the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency were ordered to help with the torture of detainees in U.S. custody since 9/11.
Lawyers for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law claimed in court papers Friday that he was tortured by the U.S. and asked a judge to dismiss the terrorism case against him.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from two American whistleblowers who claim U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq and who want to sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Director Kathryn Bigelow defends torture scenes in her Oscar-nominated film “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying torture was an undeniable part of the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.