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Psychologist behind Gitmo interrogations faces ethics complaint

On Wednesday, the New York State Supreme Court will consider whether the state must investigate an ethics complaint filed against a New York State-licensed psychologist and major in the U.S. Army who allegedly co-authored, implemented, and monitored an abusive interrogation program at Guantánamo Bay. The Center for Justice and Accountability…

Obama curtails Miranda rights for American terrorism suspects

The Obama administration has created a new policy that allows investigators to waive Miranda warnings for domestic-terror suspects, even when there is not an “immediate threat,” a report said Thursday. The rule was revealed by an FBI memorandum obtained by The Wall Street Journal. It says that in “exceptional cases,”…

Officials: CIA gave waterboarders $5M legal shield

Officials: CIA promised $5M in legal fees for psychologists who waterboarded detainees The CIA agreed to cover at least $5 million in legal fees for two contractors who were the architects of the agency’s interrogation program and personally conducted dozens of waterboarding sessions on terror detainees, former U.S. officials said.…

Interrogators subjected Gitmo detainees to dangerous psychoactive drug: report

The US military’s routine administration of high doses of a malaria drug, posing severe psychological side effects for Guantanamo Bay detainees, may have been the “psychological equivalent of waterboarding,” according to a published report. An investigation by the Seton Hall University School of Law, a leading law school in the…

Democratic Congressman Nadler: ‘Shameful’ ‘dereliction of duty’ not to prosecute Bush

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that United States Attorney General Eric Holder should launch an investigation into former President Bush’s authorization of waterboarding. In his new memoir, titled Decision Points, Bush admits he personally authorized waterboarding to be used on CIA detainees. Waterboarding is an interrogation technique…

No charges to be filed in destruction of CIA tapes

There will be no criminal charges over the destruction of CIA tapes showing interrogation of terrorism detainees, according to a new report. Federal prosecutors have determined that there is not enough evidence to bring charges, two sources have told NPR. The statue of limitations expired Monday so no future prosecutions…

UK interrogation training manuals on detainees: ‘Get them naked,’ search foreskin

British military manuals leaked to The Guardian and used to train interrogators in techniques involving humiliation, disorientation, exhaustion and fear may violate international laws. The training manuals describe a number of interrogation techniques used to “pressure” detainees. Some of these techniques include enforced nakedness, sensory deprivation, humiliating cavity searches, and…

Federal court allows US to keep info on Bagram prisoners a secret

Prisoners at the US military’s Bagram air base prison in Afghanistan could potentially vanish and never be heard from again thanks to a federal court decision on Monday that allowed US officials to keep secret most information related to their captives. The prison, now known as Parwan, reportedly houses as…

Former CIA officer accused of abusing suspect now training other operatives

A former CIA officer accused of revving an electric drill near the head of an imprisoned terror suspect has returned to U.S. intelligence as a contractor, training CIA operatives after leaving the agency, The Associated Press has learned. The CIA officer wielded the bitless drill and an unloaded handgun –…

AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk

AP Exclusive: Under desk, CIA found video of 9/11 plotter being interrogated in secret prison. The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in…

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