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Dick Cheney admits some CIA terror detainees were innocent

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that some of the men and boys detained as terrorism suspects after 9/11 were in fact innocent.

Torture memo author John Yoo admits CIA may have gone too far

John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored a series of notorious memos cited by the Bush administration to justify the torture of terrorism detainees, acknowledged on Sunday that the CIA may have broken the law.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Senate CIA torture report details extreme brutality

Washington - The CIA torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday revealed extreme abuse and brutality inflicted upon terrorism suspects and innocent detainees in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

U.S. embassies brace for backlash ahead of torture report release

Washington - American diplomatic posts and thousands of US Marines have been placed on heightened alert a day ahead of the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing CIA torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.

Op-Ed: The CIA needs to win hearts and minds as well as gather intel

When you fight the monster, you risk becoming the monster. The CIA has a tremendously difficult task in confronting and fighting violent terrorists in hostile territories, but engaging in torture raises the risk of retaliatory terrorism.

CIA to take lead in censoring report that criticizes the CIA

Washington - Obama has given the CIA the task of editing a torture report that is very critical of the CIA. This was a bit too much for even Sen. Dianne Feinstein who has often supported the agency.

Senate torture report: CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects

Washington - Central Intelligence Agency officers illegally interrogated terrorism suspects using unapproved techniques, a still-classified Senate torture report states.

Report showing torture ineffective will be partially declassified

Washington - A U.S. Senate Committee is taking steps to declassify a report about the CIA use of torture. What is certain is that most of the report will never be revealed to the public.

Lithuania orders probe of CIA torture

Vilnius - A Lithuanian court has ordered an investigation of the torture of a Saudi Arabian terrorism suspect by Central Intelligence Agency operatives at a secret prison in the small Baltic nation.

Panel: CIA forced doctors to torture detainees

An investigation conducted by an independent task force has concluded that the Central Intelligence Agency has been forcing doctors, psychologists and other health care professionals to torture individuals detained during the 'War on Terror.'

Kenya mentioned as complicit in CIA torture of terror suspects

Nairobi - Kenya is among 54 nations mentioned to have taken part in CIA operations that involved torture of suspected terrorists in the years subsequent to the 9/11 bombings on the US, Open Society Justice Initiative, a New York-based human rights group, has said.

Op-Ed: Only person to be jailed for CIA torture is the whistleblower

Alexandria - John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who blew the whistle on CIA torture practices, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for leaking the name of a covert officer to a reporter.

US Senate approves CIA torture report

Washington - The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 9-6 on Thursday to approve the findings of a report on the Central Intelligence Agency's post-9/11 'enhanced interrogation' techniques.

European Court of Human Rights: CIA tortured, sodomized German

Strasbourg - Europe's highest human rights court has found that American and Macedonian agents tortured an innocent German citizen who was mistaken for an al-Qaeda operative.

'Zero Dark Thirty' features 15-minute torture scene

Los Angeles - Viewers will quickly realize that Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's new film, "Zero Dark Thirty," is not for the faint of heart. That's because the first 15 minutes of the film is basically one prolonged torture scene.
 

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