Archive for ‘October, 2012’

Sold Into “a Piece of Hell:” A Death Of Innocence At Gitmo

Sold Into “a Piece of Hell:” A Death Of Innocence At Gitmo

This investigative report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Sold for a $5,000 bounty, Adnan Latif was among the first prisoners detained at Guantanamo. A federal judge and two presidential administrations said he didn’t belong there. A decade later he left in a box – and no one will say why. […]

America’s Extradition Problem

America’s Extradition Problem

Not content with having the largest domestic prison population in the world, both in numbers and as a percentage of the total population, the US also imports prisoners from other countries, at vast expense. Last week, five men were extradited to the US from the UK to face charges relating to their alleged involvement with terrorism. The men’s […]

A Demand for “Freedom and Justice” from Shaker Aamer in Guantanamo

A Demand for “Freedom and Justice” from Shaker Aamer in Guantanamo

This article, published simultaneously here and on the “Close Guantánamo” website, contains information from a visit to Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantánamo, by Ramzi Kassem, one of his lawyers, and was made available exclusively to Andy Worthington at Shaker’s request. Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the US “war on terror” […]

Government’s Psychological Evaluation of Manssor Arbabsiar Fails to Impress

Government’s Psychological Evaluation of Manssor Arbabsiar Fails to Impress

Gregory B. Saathoff M.D. is the latest mental health professional to weigh in on the Manssor Arbabsiar case. Marcy Wheeler at Emptywheel has been dissecting aspects of Saathoff’s narrative of events surrounding Arbabsiar’s interrogation and confession (see here, here, and here). I want to look more closely at the claims Saathoff makes in an October 3 “Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation” on Arbabsiar’s […]

Delisting MKO: U.S. Officially Taking Up Arms Against Iran

Delisting MKO: U.S. Officially Taking Up Arms Against Iran

In an act of unequivocal and explicit hostility toward Iran, the United States took the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) off its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Friday, September 28, showing its unconditional support to the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation straight from the shoulder. The U.S. government announced the decision a few […]

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