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Supporters Demand Justice for Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

8 years denied justice

US continues to detain, torture prisoners at secret Afghan base (tags)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed to the British Broadcasting Corporation that the US military is operating a second “black jail” at its Bagram airbase near Kabul in Afghanistan, contrary to the Pentagon’s public denials. Did you vote for this in 2008? The government of the US did not declare war on the government of Afghanistan or Iraq, and all of this is in violation of international law.

SPEAK OUT AGAINST CONTINUED WAR AND TORTURE (tags)

In early October, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will carry out direct action to end the war in Afghanistan and to close Bagram prison and end torture.

Obama and torture: Why did he go to CIA Headquarters? (tags)

Last week the Obama administration released more of the “torture memos” written by Department of Justice lawyers during the Bush regime. These and previous memos were written to provide legal cover for the torture of prisoners taken in the war of terror conducted by the Bush regime. After being given this legal cover, President Bush and other top officials of his criminal regime ordered torture and other illegal acts. We now know that there were regular meetings held at the White House where the specifics of torture were discussed by top administration officials.

BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

The Abduction, Secret Detention, Torture, and Repeated Raping of Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

America's war on Islam

Shocking reports reveal U.S. torture widespread (tags)

This week, Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. FBI agents operating in Pakistan repeatedly interrogated and threatened two U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin who were unlawfully detained and tortured by Pakistani security services. The two were abducted from their Karachi home last August, and released this April without being charged. During eight months of interrogation and torture, they were questioned at least six times by FBI agents, who did nothing to stop the torture — including beatings with whips and rods — or provide consular help. Instead, the two said, the agents threatened to send them to Guantanamo if they did not “confess” to terrorist involvement.

Drugs and death in Afghanistan: What happened to Spc. Juan Torres? (tags)

On July 12, 2004 — just weeks before he was due to come home to Houston after his yearlong duty in Afghanistan — Torres was found dead in a shower/latrine at Bagram Air Base.

Prison abusers were 'stupid,' retired intelligence officer says (tags)

Army Maj. Steve Hillebrand, a military intelligence specialist, suspects elements of military intelligence condoned or encouraged the practices at Abu Ghraib prison -- "I hope those leaders are held accountable for what happened."

Afghan Officer Tells of U.S. Abuse (tags)

Siddiqui, a pro-US Afghan policeman believed he was labeled a Taliban agent by pernsonal enemies. While inprisoned in Kandahar, soldiers threw stones and bottles at detainees -- military autopsies found that two prisoners men died of blunt force injuries.

Greetings from Afghanistan (tags)

A US military officer writes from Afghanistan

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