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International Court Doubles Down on War-Crimes Probe of CIA

11/20/2017 11:07:18 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

International Court Doubles Down on War-Crimes Probe of CIA... bensouda-276x300.jpg" alt="" width="276" height="300" />(CN) – Describing allegations of rape, torture... The memo identifies at least 54 U.S. military detainees and 24 CIA captives allegedly subjected to “torture... years ago in what is known as the torture report.... Bensouda emphasized in her memo that the U.S. and Afghan government’s refusal to prosecute torture brought... closed its torture probe without bringing criminal charges....

Afghan Probe by International Court Could Entangle CIA

11/3/2017 1:48:26 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Afghan Probe by International Court Could Entangle CIA... Another finding of the report indicated that CIA agents may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan... Members of the CIA appear to have subjected at least 27 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment... Asked for its reaction to the announcement, the CIA referred comment to the State Department.... Param-Preet Singh, associate director of Human Rights Watch, said Bensouda has put the CIA on notice.... investigation into the Afghanistan situation would be the first time that U.S. nationals from the military, the CIA...

Physicians Hear Echoes of Nuremberg in CIA Torture

6/29/2017 4:50:03 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Physicians Hear Echoes of Nuremberg in CIA Torture... 06/nuremberg-betrayed-227x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="397" />(CN) — Seven years ago, the CIA...

Representing two survivors of CIA torture — and the family... torture program he helped design.... the CIA’s adoption of his theory to justify so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”... Anti-Torture Program....

Ex-Gitmo Detainee’s Religious-Freedom Case Advances

6/22/2017 3:29:26 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...denials, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has now confirmed, led to him to be rendered to a CIA... Guantanamo Bay, where he faced brutal interrogation that his defense attorneys called “humiliating torture... Ghailani’s physical and psychological abuse remains under seal, Senate investigators revealed in the “torture... p class="p1">In 2009, the same year that then-President Barack Obama shut down the CIA...

Endangered Torture Report Sparks Shock, Anger and Suit

6/6/2017 9:44:25 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Endangered Torture Report Sparks Shock, Anger and Suit... CN) — From destroyed videos to disappearing emails and now an endangered torture investigation, a New... York-based law professor has found himself at the center of yet another legal battle to preserve records the CIA... This dates back to the CIA’s CIA never faced sanction for those actions, and Cox recalled his surprise over a legal gray zone... http://www.courthousenews.com/furor-over-cia-shake-up-of-email-system/">fighting a little-noticed CIA...

Report Lays Groundwork for Indictments on US Torture

12/1/2016 3:35:07 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Report Lays Groundwork for Indictments on US Torture... Few knew then about what countries let the CIA run secret prisons on their soil.... torture program were being operated,” she said.... report” on Dec. 9, 2014 – slamming the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program as cruel... That’s the CIA inspector general’s copy.”...

There is still extensive information about the CIA torture program in the public...

CIA Sued for Papering Over Digital Records

9/30/2016 11:42:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

CIA Sued for Papering Over Digital Records... artifact/14" >dragonfly-shaped drone to the lithium-ion battery, CIA technology had once been storied... Then, Scudder says, his historical curiosity got the better of him once he caught a glimpse of the CIA's...    But that March, 12, 2014 decision was a one-time victory that did not change the CIA's... Committee Intelligence report on its Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program, better known as the "torture...
     Reflecting upon the CIA's self-pitying saying, Scudder asked: "Is that...

Filmmaker Fights Bowe Bergdahl Subpoenas

7/22/2016 8:11:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...attorneys for Ammar al-Baluchi, the accused financier of the Sept. 11 attacks, filed a motion accusing the CIA... of giving more information for their client's torture to "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmakers than to his defense... nbsp;    Earlier this year, Guantanamo's war court held a screening of the movie's torture...

Declassified 9/11 Report Details Saudi Ties

7/15/2016 8:39:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

8212; Five Saudi officials, including two intelligence officers, were among those believed by FBI and CIA... the FBI found in the phone book of Abu Zubaydah, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be subjected to CIA... torture....
     "According to various FBI documents and at least one CIA memorandum...
     Instead, the commission compiled the information from the FBI and CIA...

'Rogue Justice' Highlights Slide of U.S. Security State

5/24/2016 9:55:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...growth of what Greenberg describes as the security state, the 266-page tome examines the legacy of torture... Lindh, Greenberg shows how prosecutors used the plea-bargaining progress to delay revelations about torture... release — in heavily redacted form — of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's... Noting the partial release of the Senate "torture" report and the passage of the USA Freedom Act, which... Instead, what lie in the ashes are the most egregious violations of them: torture, mass surveillance...

Marine Released in Prisoner Swap Sues Iran

5/10/2016 7:00:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD


     "The torture that Mr.... suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting psychological damage from his captivity and torture... nbsp;    Hekmati said that he buckled after months of physical and psychological torture... into confessing to being a CIA spy, and broadcasting his statements on state television as "proof" of... for punitive damages, alleging four counts of violations of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Torture...

Feds Urged to Preserve 'Torture Report'

5/3/2016 4:40:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Feds Urged to Preserve 'Torture Report'... nbsp;    (CN) — Less than two years after the release of the Senate "torture... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a heavily redacted summary of its report on the CIA's... has destroyed "crucial video records of the torture program" more than a decade ago, "without NARA's...
     The CIA's destruction of at least 92 tapes of its interrogations of... of the other letter signatories include the Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Victims of Torture...

CIA Keeps Lid on Senate Torture Investigation

4/11/2016 10:55:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

CIA Keeps Lid on Senate Torture Investigation... nbsp;    MANHATTAN (CN) - Two years after the CIA's fight with Senate investigators... summarizing the spy agency's alleged attempt to hack into the computers of Senate investigators to cover up torture...
     The declassified summary of what became known as the torture report... entanglement with Senate investigators, alternately seeking access of the declassified torture report... summary, the Panetta review, the CIA's criminal referrals and the case discussed in this opinion....

FOIA-Proof Council Can Shield Drone-Strike Info

1/26/2016 9:17:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD


     Main Street did not fare better by pointing to the so-called torture... report, a 500-page declassified summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on CIA... >     Though the clinic said this summary showed that the NSC approved the torture...

Feds Assailed on Fate of Man Profiled in Torture Report

12/9/2015 4:51:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Feds Assailed on Fate of Man Profiled in Torture Report... nbsp;    (CN) - More than a decade since Gul Rahman froze to death in a secret CIA...
     A heavily redacted report on CIA torture that Senate investigators... isolation, a cold shower, and rough treatment," representing six out of 10 brutal techniques in the CIA's... a new report Wednesday aimed at belying the pretense that the United States has shed its legacy of torture... Department of Justice invoked the "state secrets privilege" to swat away similar challenges to the CIA's...

Rights Group Calls for U.S. Torture Prosecutions

12/1/2015 7:37:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Torture Prosecutions... nbsp;  (CN) - Approaching the one-year anniversary of the partial release of the Senate "torture... upwards of 6,700 pages, remains classified, and various lawsuits to disclose further details about the CIA's... Justice Department has refused to investigate the architects of the CIA torture program, but it tapped... Bush and Bush's senior officials, including Dick Cheney, ex-CIA Director George Tenet, former Attorney... Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom can do so for their participation in the CIA...

ACLU Sues for Info on|CIA Rendition Program

11/30/2015 9:01:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

ACLU Sues for Info on|CIA Rendition Program... =bottom >
     MANHATTAN (CN) - Nearly a year after the release of the "torture... report," the vast majority of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's findings of the CIA's rendition... terrorists to a network of secret prisons known as "black sites" and tortured them....
     It is much better known, simply, as the torture report.... the [Senate] report or whose classification status is implicated by the report's public release, the CIA's...

Ex-CIA Prisoners Sue Architects of Torture

10/13/2015 5:43:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Ex-CIA Prisoners Sue Architects of Torture...   Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen have been known as the architects of the CIA's... torture program since December 2014 when the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report from July, outlining the American Psychological Association's complicity with the CIA's...
     In a statement, Salim said that the "terrible torture I suffered at... the hands of the CIA still haunts me."...

Senate Embraces Anti-Torture Amendment

6/16/2015 6:00:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Senate Embraces Anti-Torture Amendment...
     "Interrogation techniques that would together constitute torture do...
     Both vocal critics of what the CIA called an "enhanced interrogation... long-delayed-senate-report-paints-grisly-picture-of-cia-torture.htm" >report, and McCain survived torture...
     "Current law already bans torture, as well as cruel, inhuman or degrading... were based on a deeply flawed legal theory, and those techniques, it was said, did not constitute 'torture...

Feinstein Slams CIA Report as Error-Riddled

1/27/2015 7:38:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Feinstein Slams CIA Report as Error-Riddled... Committee on Intelligence, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein transformed into a tireless critic of the CIA's... torture program and the measures the agency is accused of taking to avoid scrutiny....
     The CIA's board found that the five still-unknown agents "acted reasonably...
     The CIA's argument that its May 2010 document removals from the SSCI...
     "The CIA Accountability Board claims the CIA's 'transgression' in reconstructing...

U.S. Military Hack Looms Over Obama Speech

1/12/2015 9:25:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

 Former FBI agent Ali Soufan, who interrogated senior al-Qaida members before criticizing the CIA's... torture program in his book "The Black Banners," took to his Twitter account to raise skepticism that...

Sen. Rockefeller Has Coal for CIA's Stocking

12/23/2014 8:02:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Rockefeller Has Coal for CIA's Stocking... to face a reckoning, both for its torture program and for allegedly spying on the computers of the senators...
     On Sunday, the New York Times reported that the CIA's internal review... to withhold a key document supporting the conclusions of SSCI's 6,200-page report on the agency's torture... Washington about its so-called "enhanced interrogation" program while internally acknowledging that its torture...
     Rockefeller revealed Monday that he had spoken to the CIA's inspector...

No Hard Feelings, Alleged Torture Victim Says

12/13/2014 12:54:00 AM   ADAM KLASFELD

No Hard Feelings, Alleged Torture Victim Says... for his torture, and saw the suffering of those who tortured," his attorney said Friday.... torture report" this week.... arrests were conducted unilaterally by Pakistani authorities and were unrelated to any reporting from the CIA's... for its illegal and reprehensible use of torture," Connell said in the statement.... is pointing at Mr. al Baluchi to justify its massive torture infrastructure."...

Long-Delayed Senate Report|Paints Grisly Picture of CIA Torture

12/9/2014 5:01:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Long-Delayed Senate Report|Paints Grisly Picture of CIA Torture... BR>     (CN) - President Barack Obama acknowledged on Aug. 1 this year, "We tortured...
     The CIA's detention and interrogation program cost "well over $300... nbsp;    Feinstein wrote in the report's forward that she "could understand the CIA's... BR>     "The government has excluded from the report the identities of the torturers... the locations of the torture, and many other facts no doubt contained in the remaining 6,125 pages...

Furor Over CIA Shake-Up of Email System

11/7/2014 10:53:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Furor Over CIA Shake-Up of Email System... torture program is expected to be released this year....
     The film controversially showed "Ammar" being tortured, and later giving...
     While senators and human-rights advocates deny that torture paved the... road to the bin Laden raid, Connell says that the part about his client's torture is true....
     "Men who were detained, rendered and tortured by officials in the CIA...

Suspected Bomb Plotter Challenges CIA Detention

10/8/2014 6:37:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Suspected Bomb Plotter Challenges CIA Detention...   MANHATTAN (CN) - A Libyan terror suspect grilled for six days on a Navy warship by the CIA... that he only signed the waiver because he was disoriented and afraid that he would be transferred to a CIA... referring to one of the brutal interrogation techniques repudiated by the Obama administration as torture... he was headed for criminal prosecution in the United States, and he identified his interrogators as CIA... al-Libi may have been disoriented "at best" since "anybody allegedly in his line of work has read about CIA...

Circuit Keeps Lid Closed on al-Qahtani Footage

9/3/2014 2:02:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...without prejudice because she found that his brutal interrogation in custody "met the legal definition of torture...
     While the CIA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the images... nbsp; While the government denies that the specific images that Qahtani's lawyers seek depict his torture...

Poland Fined for Complicity |in CIA Torture of Detainees

7/24/2014 5:15:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Poland Fined for Complicity |in CIA Torture of Detainees... first rulings of their kind, the European Court of Human Rights found Poland liable for enabling the CIA... torture of two suspected terrorists in a forest north of Warsaw, and letting them be sent to Guantanamo...     The men claim to have been put on the same "rendition plane" to Poland and tortured... alleged treatment violated five articles of its human rights convention, including prohibitions on torture... s illegal network of black sites that was used to secretly detain and torture individuals rounded up...

Records Sought on CIA Fight With Senators

6/30/2014 10:57:00 AM   ADAM KLASFELD

Records Sought on CIA Fight With Senators... records on its fight with Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Diane Feinstein over the CIA's... without legal review to secret locations known as "black sites" where detainees reported having been tortured...
     Responding to the CIA's allegation that such a removal was illegal,... computers at the secure facility in Virginia, including any records generated by the CIA's Inspector... contractor responsible for reviewing records relating to the CIA's former Detention and Interrogation...

Fight Over Detainee Footage Hits 2nd Circuit

6/25/2014 7:46:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...supports releasing interrogation footage of the only Guantanamo detainee whom the government admits was tortured... nbsp;    Al-Qahtani remains the only Guantanamo detainee whom officials admit was tortured...
     While the CIA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the images...
     Though the government has argued that the tapes do not depict torture... BR>     At today's hearing, Judge Jose Cabranes asked, "Do the images show torture...

U.S. Rendition Records May Face Disclosure

6/18/2014 7:51:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...nbsp;    (CN) - A British parliamentarian can sue the CIA, Pentagon and other intelligence... extradition process, often to secret locations known as "black sites" where detainees reported having been tortured...  Tyrie, his group and their New York-based lawyer Joe Cyr filed information requests with the CIA...

Press Index Slaps U.S.|for Leak Prosecutions

2/12/2014 7:16:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD


     Obama's defenders point out that the prosecutions of former CIA agent... name of a covert agent involved in so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," widely condemned as torture...

9/11 Suspect Booted Twice From War Court

12/18/2013 12:38:00 AM   ADAM KLASFELD

...of the terrorist attacks, has repeatedly used these opportunities to complain about his treatment in CIA... yes-or-no response to whether he understood his rights, but spoke in English and Arabic about "secret CIA... prisons" and "torture."... hijacker" Mohammed al-Qahtani because she said his treatment by the military met the legal definition of torture... time to catch up with the government's investigation during the three years their clients spent in CIA...

Sweating Out Guantanamo's Pitfalls With Brig. General

10/30/2013 10:49:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Martins was the legal adviser and close friend ex-CIA Director Gen.... would introduce into evidence, he emphasized that the commissions code barred statements obtained by "torture... nbsp;  Both of the interviewees were captured shortly after that, and spent three years in CIA...
     A declassified CIA report revealed that Mohammed was water-boarded... Claiming violations of the Convention Against Torture, a treaty the United States signed in 1988 and...

9/11 Lawyers Ask Obama|to Expose Interrogations

10/25/2013 6:57:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

62257.htm" >challenged an order that prevents them from probing their clients' treatment in secret CIA... They said the rule violates the Convention Against Torture, a treaty the United States ratified in 1994...
     "We supported the CIA's cooperation with this review over the last... We believe that it is important for the committee and the CIA to continue working together to address... When that process between the committee and the CIA is complete, we understand that the committee will...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Character Really Was Injured by the CIA, Attorney Says

10/23/2013 11:28:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Zero Dark Thirty' Character Really Was Injured by the CIA, Attorney Says... NAVAL BASE, Cuba (CN) - One of the suspected plotters in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks - depicted being tortured... in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" - suffered a head injury in CIA custody, his attorney said Wednesday... motion seeking to pull the film's writer Mark Boal into the war court to find out what information the CIA... Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak, if allowed to testify, would say that such a position is... co-conspirators should not be allowed to share the "sensitive sources and methods" they were "exposed to" in CIA...

War Court Rule Flouts Convention|Against Torture, 9/11 Lawyers Say

10/22/2013 9:19:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

War Court Rule Flouts Convention|Against Torture, 9/11 Lawyers Say... co-conspirators told a military judge Tuesday that a protective order barring mention of their treatment by the CIA... violates the Convention Against Torture.... and to punish those who commit torture.... John McCain, a torture survivor.... about Mohammed's water boarding during a Freedom of Information Act request to lift redactions on the CIA's...

Suspected 9/11 Hijacker Videos Kept Classified

9/13/2013 5:58:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...nbsp;MANHATTAN (CN) - Videos and photographs of the only Guantanamo detainee whom officials admit was tortured... Susan Crawford indicated that this was because al-Qahtani's treatment "met the legal definition of torture...
     The CIA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the images.... is known as a Glomar responses, named after the Hughes Glomar Explorer, a ship used in a classified CIA...    The 33-page opinion does not quote Lietzau as being concerned about the admitted torture's...

Rendition of Alleged Islamist Will Cost Russia

4/30/2013 2:07:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...the rule of law" by secreting an accused Islamist radical to Tajikistan, where he would likely face torture... The individuals who had apprehended him subjected him to torture and ill-treatment.... It is considered the poorest country in the former Soviet sphere, according to the CIA World Factbook...

Drone Disclosure Tossed Down Rabbit Hole

1/2/2013 10:59:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...hot' field of battle, would allow for intelligent discussion and assessment of a tactic that (like torture...
     The court also found that the National Security Act and the CIA Act...

Rights Court Rebukes Secret CIA Renditions

12/15/2012 12:41:00 AM   ADAM KLASFELD

Rights Court Rebukes Secret CIA Renditions... nbsp;    (CN) - Macedonia should not have transferred custody of a German man to CIA... agents who tortured him secretly for five months, the European Court of Human Rights ruled....
     "In the court's view, such treatment amounted to torture in breach... as the 'Salt Pit,' a brick factory north of the Kabul business district that was used by the CIA for... judges agreed on Macedonia's infractions: including violations of the Article 3 safeguards against torture...

Probe Into CIA Detainee Deaths Wraps Up Quietly

8/31/2012 9:32:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Probe Into CIA Detainee Deaths Wraps Up Quietly... nbsp;(CN) - The United States said it will not prosecute anyone for the deaths of two prisoners in CIA... custody who may have endured torture.... nbsp; "That the Justice Department will hold no one accountable for the killing of prisoners in CIA... the end for detainee abuse investigations, the Obama administration continues to prosecute a former CIA... CIA gets away with murder. Again."...

Ghailani Appeals Embassy Bombing Verdict

6/4/2012 9:13:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

 Pakistani and U.S. forces captured Ghailani in a joint operation in 2004, and he was held in CIA...
     Claims of torture at CIA black sites eventually led the court to rule... In a word, the application of these methods constituted torture."... ever stood before a court of the United States and asked the Judge to take into account the pattern of torture... nbsp; The court's decision not to find that Ghailani's speedy trial rights had been violated in CIA...

Group Seeks Release of U.S. Torture Tapes

1/10/2012 1:09:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Torture Tapes... nbsp;    MANHATTAN (CN) - The Center for Constitutional Rights wants the Pentagon, CIA... accused Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed al Qahtani, the only Guantanamo detainee who officials admit was tortured...
     The torture tactics used on al Qahtani allegedly were used "in part... The Abu Ghraib photos changed the conversation about torture in this country. ...... become desensitized"
     In October, a federal judge declined to hold the CIA...

CIA Won't Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes

10/6/2011 11:11:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

CIA Won't Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes... and 12 of the tapes depicted so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," widely considered to be torture...
     Jose Rodriguez, serving as the CIA's deputy director of operations... when it destroyed the torture tapes, we are profoundly disappointed by the Court's unwillingness to label... as contempt what it describes as the CIA's 'dereliction,'" Abdo said.... The truth is that the CIA destroyed evidence of torture, and the destruction of this evidence has made...

Officials Discuss Future of Intelligence Gathering

2/9/2011 11:19:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD


     Five former security officials from agencies such as the FBI and CIA... Kleinman said, adding that before Sept. 11, few would have openly supported a foreign policy that uses torture...
     On the other hand, Barry McManus, a former CIA agent, advocated an...

'You Have to Be Willing to Lose,'|Says Timothy McVeigh's Prosecutor

11/19/2010 4:08:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...prosecutors in the Ghailani case never considered entering into evidence statements he made to the FBI and CIA...
     Goelman said that prosecutors rarely turn to the CIA for evidence to...
     "When the CIA is interviewing someone, they're trying to get information...
     "When the initial 'dirty' confession is obtained [by the CIA], and... about Abebe through "extremely harsh interrogation methods" used on Ghailani that may have "constituted torture...

Defense Questions Every Bit|of Evidence in Ghailani Trial

11/10/2010 12:00:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

Guantanamo in 2004 and subjected to "extremely harsh interrogation methods" that may have constituted torture... years later, a jury that will soon deliberate his case will not know about Ghailani's treatment in the CIA's...

'This Is al-Qaida,' Prosecutor Says|in Summation at Ghailani Trial

11/9/2010 1:32:00 PM   ADAM KLASFELD

...nbsp; Court documents show that after Ghailani was arrested in Pakistan, he was transferred to CIA... custody, where he was "subjected to extremely harsh interrogation" that Ghailani contends "constituted torture... The jury has been shielded from knowing about his treatment in CIA custody, which has not come up in...