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2006-07-19 12:31:18

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using electric shock, beatings and suffocation, Chicago police tortured criminal suspects into giving confessions during the 1970s and 1980s, the authors of a report said on Wednesday.

2006-07-05 17:41:30

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel has ordered Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to turn over documents on the probe into abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison after the Pentagon failed to respond to an earlier request.

2006-06-15 08:41:31

By Michael Georgy ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi deputy prime minister urged detainees about to be released from Abu Ghraib prison on Thursday to help strengthen peace and security but many seemed more concerned with surviving outside.

2006-06-07 14:09:24

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 mostly European countries colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA jails and flight transfers of terrorist suspects stretching from Asia to Guantanamo Bay, a rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

2006-06-07 02:52:20

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, Poland and Romania were among 14 European states that colluded in some way with the CIA in operating secret prisons and transferring terrorism suspects for interrogation, a European rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

2006-06-06 20:18:11

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its most comprehensive guidance to date for medical professionals in dealing with detainees, but rights activists denounced it for allowing broad use of prisoners' health data to guide interrogations.

2006-06-02 09:42:44

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S.

2006-05-25 17:50:44

By Stuart Grudgings FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials silently condoned harsher methods at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and one general urged guards to use dogs to the "maximum extent possible" to control detainees, witnesses said on Thursday.

2006-05-23 17:07:10

By Bill Trott FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Army dog handler Sgt. Santos Cardona was part of a group of "corrupt cops" who tormented Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison for their own amusement, a military prosecutor said on Tuesday.

2006-05-19 07:03:05

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - A German man who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA will consider taking his case to a higher court after a U.S. district judge dismissed it on national security grounds, his lawyer said on Friday. Judge T.S.


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