Archive for ‘July, 2013’

We’re Suing The FBI For Records On Journalist Michael Hastings

We’re Suing The FBI For Records On Journalist Michael Hastings

Does the FBI have any records on the late investigative journalist Michael Hastings? I don’t know. But fellow FOIA terrorist Ryan Shapiro and I just filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the agency to find out. Hastings died in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles June 18 at the age of 33. Immediately after […]

Revealed: The 95 Media Worthy FOIA Requests Flagged For Pentagon Approval

Revealed: The 95 Media Worthy FOIA Requests Flagged For Pentagon Approval

A few weeks ago, the nonpartisan organization Cause of Action posted a story on its website about a secret Pentagon policy that calls for certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that may generate media attention to first be approved by the Pentagon. Naturally, I was eager to find out what FOIA requests analysts believed would be […]

The Death Of Adnan Latif

The Death Of Adnan Latif

The investigators took as a given that Adnan pocketed the 24 capsules, smuggled them into his Camp V cell, and swallowed them unnoticed. They took as their task to figure out how all this could have happened.

EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo’s Indefinite Prisoners To Have Cases Reviewed

EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo’s Indefinite Prisoners To Have Cases Reviewed

Attorneys representing Guantanamo prisoners were notified by a government official late Friday night that the men who the Obama administration has determined can neither be prosecuted nor released will finally have their cases reviewed to determine whether they should still be indefinitely detained. In an email I obtained, retired Navy Rear Admiral Norton C. Joerg, […]

Book Review – Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

Book Review – Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

It’s been 15 years since author Allen Hornblum’s landmark book on unethical human experimentation in U.S. prisons, Acres of Skin, was published. His new book, written with co-authors Judith L. Newman and Gregory J. Dober, is a worthy follow-up to the earlier book. Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War […]

Government: Halting Guantanamo Prisoner Genital Searches Will Cause “Irreparable Harm”

Government: Halting Guantanamo Prisoner Genital Searches Will Cause “Irreparable Harm”

The Justice Department has asked a federal court judge to put an order he issued last week on hold that barred Guantanamo guards from conducting the “abhorrent” and “humiliating” procedure of searching prisoners’ genitals when they leave their cells to meet with attorneys and return to the prison camp. In court documents filed late Tuesday […]

Jason Leopold’s Investigative Reporting On The Life And Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif

Jason Leopold’s Investigative Reporting On The Life And Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif

Last September, Yemeni Guantanamo prisoner Adnan Latif was found dead in his cell in a punishment wing at Camp 5 of the prison. His death was all the more tragic because Latif had been cleared for release no less than three times by the Bush and Obama administrations. However, Latif continued to languish at Guantanamo, […]

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

An explosive story by our editor-at-large Jason Leopold at Al Jazeera: On more than a dozen occasions over the course of eight years, Adnan Latif complained to his attorney that his American captors forced him to take medications that left him feeling like “a zombie.” The 36-year-old Guantanamo prisoner, who died there last year in […]

Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge To Stop Force-Feeding So They Can Observe Ramadan

Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge To Stop Force-Feeding So They Can Observe Ramadan

Lawyers for four hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoners filed a motion Sunday in federal court in Washington, DC, asking a judge to intervene and stop prison officials from force-feeding the men and administering medications associated with the procedure without their consent. The prisoners, Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained at Guantanamo, Ahmed Belbacha and Nabil Hadjarab, Algerians and […]

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