Tag Archives: torture

UK High Court OKs seizure of Miranda and Greenwald material

The UK high court extended police powers to analyze encrypted material seized from the partner of one of the newspaper’s journalists this month.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/world/europe/britain-cites-grave-risks-in-leaked-data-it-seized.html?src=rechp   The decision, which slightly expanded the authority of the police to investigate the digital files, came after a senior national security adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron told the court that […]

Egypt turns police state focus from Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian authorities have begun cracking down on other dissenters, sometimes labeling even liberal activists or labor organizers as dangerous Islamists. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/world/middleeast/egypt-widens-crackdown-and-meaning-of-islamist.html?pagewanted=1&ref=middleeast   Ten days ago, the police arrested two left-leaning Canadians — one of them a filmmaker specializing in highly un-Islamic movies about sexual politics — and implausibly announced that they were members of […]

Egyptian people: US, islamists allied in Divide and Conquer

When the conversation in Egypt turns to politics, the predominant topic is the conspiracy between the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Egypt.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/world/middleeast/as-egyptians-ignore-curfew-talk-of-a-us-brotherhood-conspiracy.html?ref=world   The idea is widespread among supporters of the military, which ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s elected president, Mohamed Morsi, last month. For journalists who ventured out Saturday night in violation […]

NWO nutures divide & conquer and sympathetic police state

The ferocity of the attacks by security forces on Islamist protesters in Cairo, Egypt this week appears to have been a deliberate calculation of the military-appointed government to provoke violence from the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, a number of Arab and Western historians of Middle East politics said. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/world/middleeast/attacks-on-protesters-in-cairo-were-calculated-to-provoke-some-say.html?hp&_r=0 The hatreds unleashed on all […]

Miami police kill teenage graffiti artist with Taser

At 6:15 a.m., an hour after the police first spotted him, Israel Hernandez-Llach, a former Miami Beach High School student and a Colombian immigrant, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The teenager was in medical distress after being shocked by the Taser and paramedics were called. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/us/seeking-answers-after-youths-death-in-police-stop.html?hpw   On Thursday, Mr. Hernandez-Llach’s parents held a […]

US college student wins civil suit after DEA torture detention

A university student in the US city of San Diego has received $4.1m (£2.7m) from the US government after he was abandoned for more than four days in a prison cell. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23512853 Daniel Chong said he drank his urine to stay alive, tried to carve a message to his mother on his arm and hallucinated. […]

Civilian deaths still rising in Afganistan

The number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan rose by 23 percent in the first six months of 2013. From January to June, the number of civilians killed in war-related violence rose to 1,319 from 1,158 a year earlier. In the same period, 2,533 civilians were injured, compared with 1,976 in 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/world/asia/civilian-casualties-in-afghanistan-rise-23-percent.html?ref=world&_r=0 The […]

CIA station chief arrested for extraordinary rendition

A former C.I.A. station chief, Robert Seldon Lady, who was convicted in Italy for his role in snatching a Muslim cleric off a Milan street and turning him over to Egypt has been arrested in Panama. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/world/europe/ex-employee-of-cia-held-in-abduction.html?ref=world The 2003 abduction of the Egyptian-born cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was emblematic […]

US thwarting all attempts at whistle-blower asylum

The United States is conducting a diplomatic full-court press to try to block Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor, from finding refuge in Latin America, where three left-leaning governments that make defying Washington a hallmark of their foreign policies have publicly vowed to take him in. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/world/americas/us-is-pressing-latin-americans-to-reject-snowden.html?hp&_r=0 Washington is finding that its leverage […]

Judge orders Guantanamo to stop molesting detainees

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the military to stop touching the groins of detainees at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, when they are moved from their cells to speak with lawyers. The procedure had led some prisoners to stop meeting with or calling their lawyers. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/judge-halts-groin-searches-at-guantanamo-calling-them-abhorrent-to-muslims.html?ref=us  In a 35-page opinion, Judge Royce C. […]

17 journalists assassinated in Dagestan for reporting truth

A prominent journalist who had accused local authorities of persecuting and kidnapping Muslims was shot dead in an ambush in the violent Russian republic of Dagestan on Tuesday. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/world/europe/journalist-assassinated-in-violent-russian-republic.html?ref=world&_r=0  The journalist and deputy editor of the independent daily newspaper Novoye Delo, had already survived a January assassination attempt at the same spot just outside the […]

Pentagon looks to aid foreign troops that violate human rights

The Pentagon is increasingly training and equipping local security services to combat militants in their countries. A 16-year-old law that bars American aid to foreign security forces that violate human rights is drawing unusual fire from some top military commanders who say it undermines their ability to train the troops to fight militants. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/us/politics/military-says-law-barring-us-aid-to-rights-violators-hurts-training-mission.html?ref=us  The […]

Force-feeding Guatanamo inmates considered torture

“The UN and numerous other authoritative bodies have quite explicitly stated that the force-feeding that goes on in Guantanamo is torture. Forcing someone to accept treatment which they’re competent to refuse is an assault.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/22973263  A prisoner currently on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has described the pain and discomfort of the force feeding regime […]

Afghans shot protesting deaths at US base

Soon after family members found what they believe are the bodies of the last three people still missing out of 17 Afghan men detained by an American Special Forces team in Wardak Province, another tragedy found them: they said one person was killed and another was critically wounded on Tuesday when Afghan Army troops opened […]

More bodies found outside US base

Of the 17 people from Wardak Province whom Afghan investigators said disappeared into American custody, 14 have now been found dead. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/world/asia/brothers-search-comes-to-grim-end-in-afghanistan.html?ref=world The spokesman for the governor of Wardak Province, confirmed that four more bodies had been uncovered and identified by their relatives as being among the missing, but he said their identities had not […]

Drones continue to strike with impunity

At least four people were killed and four others injured in a drone attack on a house near the Pakistani-Afghan border early Wednesday. Wednesday’s strike came just six days after President Obama unveiled his new drone policy, curtailing their use to limit civilian casualties and moving oversight of the program from the C.I.A. to the […]

US special forces assett sought for torture killing

Family members on Tuesday found the body of a man missing since last November near the American Special Forces base in Afghanistan which he was last seen being taken. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/torture-victims-body-is-found-near-us-base-afghans-say.html?ref=world After his disappearance, the man, Sayid Mohammad, was seen in a video undergoing torture at the hands of an Afghan-American named Zakaria Kandahari, who was […]

Anonymous avails Guantanamo hunger strike

The American military has turned off its wi-fi service inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay following threats by the hacker collective Anonymous. Anonymous had threatened to “disrupt activities” at the base, in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22608083 It launched “Operation Guantanamo” on Saturday, 18 May. The Anonymous three-day campaign began on the […]

NWO, “War on Terror suits us very well”

A top Pentagon official said Thursday that the evolving war against Al Qaeda was likely to continue “at least 10 to 20 years” and urged Congress not to modify the statute that provides its legal basis.“As of right now, it suits us very well,” The assistant secretary of defense for special operations, said, referring to […]

CA cops beat man to death, confiscate video

A half-dozen Kern County sheriff’s deputies were across the street beating a man with clubs and kicking him. A witness whipped out her mobile phone and began to video the episode, announcing to the officers what she was doing. For about eight minutes,  the man screamed and cried for help. Then he went silent, making […]