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Evidence in US Government Documents Spurs Spanish Torture Investigation

04/30/2009

Judge Baltasar Garz?n, an investigating magistrate at the National Court in Madrid, Spain, has announced that he will investigate the US torture program at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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The Role of Health Professionals in Bush-Era Torture

04/26/2009

On Wednesday, just after the Senate Armed Services Committee released its report on the Bush Administration's torture program, Firedoglake hosted a live online chat with Nathaniel Raymond, Director of PHR's Campaign Against Torture.

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First Psychologists Designed Torture, Then Lawyers Justified It

04/23/2009

Today, on the In These Times website, Fredrick Clarkson hones in on more of what the recently released Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) report reveals about the central role played by psychologists in "in devising, directing and overseeing the torture of prisoners.

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SASC Report Shows Psychologists Rationalized Bush Administration's Torture Program

04/22/2009

Last night, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) released a report, developed over two years, detailing the origins and implementation of the Bush Administration's torture program. The SASC report is the latest and most comprehensive account of the Bush Administration's regime of torture and the central role health professionals played.

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Continuing Torture Revelations Create Momentum Toward Commission

04/22/2009

We call on the President of the United States to establish an independent, non-partisan commission to examine and report publicly on torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees in the period since September 11, 2001. The commission, comparable in stature to the 9/11 Commission, should look into the facts and circumstances of such abuses, report on lessons learned and recommend measures that would prevent any future abuses.

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