Latest Torture Stories

2009-09-02 23:55:00

Newly published research suggests that government use of torture has increased worldwide despite international norms discouraging it.

2009-09-01 13:40:00

Health experts are being accused of playing a "central role" in advising and implementing the CIA's abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects.

2009-08-24 11:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies, which was created pursuant to Executive Order 13491 on Jan.

2009-08-06 00:34:20

The American Psychological Association voted at a meeting in Toronto to have its ethics committee draft language to prevent the Nuremberg defense. The APA council of representatives voted to direct the committee to propose language by fall that will appropriately and effectively amend Ethical Standard 1.02 in response to concerns about a possible following orders or following the law defense to violations of human rights based on the current language of its Ethics Code, APA officials said in...

2009-07-13 07:30:00

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, continues to expand its worldwide partner program with the addition of Red Education, the leader in specialist IT training and related services in Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.

2009-06-22 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Lightweight Unit Enables Rapid Interrogation by a Single Soldier in Combat Zones - System Developed Following Years of Accumulated Military Experience in Israel Suspect Detection Systems Inc.

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2009-06-02 10:44:50

New research findings published today by Dr Metin BaÅŸoÄŸlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture.

2009-05-18 07:00:00

Filing and Press Conference: 10am, Monday, May 18, 2009, Board of Professional Responsibility District of Columbia Court of Appeals 515 5th Street NW, Building A, Suite 117 Washington, DC 20001 WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 18, 2009, a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to accountable government, and representing over one million members, filed disciplinary complaints with state bar licensing boards against twelve attorneys who advocated the torture...

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