Sunday, July 5, 2015

From IBT: US Is Watching In Brazil, Too, Per WikiLeaks Release

US Is Watching In Brazil, Too, Per WikiLeaks Release

On the heels of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to the United States, Wikileaks Saturday revealed what it called details of the U.S. National Security Agency’s efforts to spy on Brazil. The website says the information gathering included surveillance on Rousseff’s presidential plane as well as the cell phones and other communications devices of more than…

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Online Collection of Declassified Documents Chronicles America's "Year of Intelligence"

ProQuest and National Security Archive team on CIA Covert Operations II, now on the ProQuest platform ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans once again scrutinize elements of the Patriot Act, the National Security Archive and its publishing partner ProQuest are providing new avenues for research on government spying. The Digital National Security…

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CIA Torture Reportedly Violated Human Experimentation Rules

CIA Torture Reportedly Violated Human Experimentation Rules

The CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks may have constituted a violation of the government’s rules against “human experimentation,” according to a report by the Guardian. A previously classified CIA document released Monday outlined the CIA director’s ability to “approve, modify or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human…

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman

The United States says it has sent another six Yemeni detainees from its controversial Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to Oman for resettlement. In a statement issued late on Friday, the Pentagon said it had transferred Idris Ahmad Abd Al Qadir Idris, Sharaf Ahmad Muhammad Masud, Jalal Salam Awad Awad, Saad Nasser Moqbil Al Azani, Emad…

Saturday, June 13, 2015

U.S. court decision bodes well for Omar Khadr case, his lawyers say

A U.S. court decision overturning the conviction of a Guantanamo Bay detainee is the “nail in the coffin” for the case against Canadian Omar Khadr, his attorneys said Friday. “It confirms that Omar spend more than 12 years in prison without any legal justification,” Edmonton lawyer Nate Whitling said, confident the ruling concerning an alleged Al…

Friday, May 8, 2015

"Mr Khadr, you're free to go" - Omar Khadr experiences freedom for the 1st time in over a decade

'Mr Khadr, you're free to go'

I have covered Omar Khadr’s incarceration and legal battles since 2004, when the United States first convened the controversial military commissions to try inmates at Guantanamo Bay. As the youngest prisoner at the US military base in Cuba, he was seen by rights groups as a juvenile, and entitled to much more lenient treatment than he…

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