Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Abu Zubaydah’

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Al Jazeera America landed an interview with a former friend of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee who was subjected to the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques. Al Jazeera also independently obtained the first photograph of Zubaydah as a young man. Jason Leopold reports in this incredible story: When Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein and Muhammad Shams […]

FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah

FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah

NEW files obtained from FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit can be found at the bottom of this story. Hesham opened the envelope at the bar, expecting a green card. Instead, it was a subpoena from a federal prosecutor, which would force him to testify–against his brother. He thought about fleeing […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Importance of Understanding The Terrorist Mindset

Jason Leopold is an investigative reporter covering Guantanamo, counter terrorism, national security, human rights, open government, and civil liberties issues. He has been called a “FOIA Terrorist” by Federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which included suing the FBI and Department of Defense and forcing those agencies to change […]

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

The famous psychologist — Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania — has been linked to the CIA’s Bush torture program. The charges lack a smoking gun, but there is lots of circumstantial evidence. What is reported below shows that Seligman wasn’t fully open about his contacts with those accused of waterboarding Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and torturing various CIA “black site” prisoners circa 2002-2006. Why did he hide this information?

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

A new exclusive investigative story by Jason Leopold, who obtained the long sought after personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11 subjected to a brutal torture regimen by US government interrogators. The six volumes of diaries shed light on Zubaydah’s evolution from computer engineering student to student of jihad in […]

Does Torture Work? Does It Matter?

Does Torture Work? Does It Matter?

In 2005, I wrote an essay, published in the journal Logos, entitled “Torture in our Time.” In it I laid out the historical evidence for the conclusion that torture rarely works. This position goes back at least to the Enlightenment when Cesare Beccaria wrote a famous pamphlet, “ On Crimes and Punishments” (1764) in which he […]

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

This report was originally published on Truthout. A lawyer for the most high-profile resident of Gitmo sheds light on what a voluminous secret report on the CIA’s torture program approved by a Senate panel Thursday may contain. On a cold day in February 2009, Brent Mickum arrived at the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility in Washington, DC and went […]

Brother of High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaidah Who Was Recruited To Be An FBI Informant Speaks Exclusively To Jason Leopold

From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Informant: The Inside Story of the Other Abu Zubaidah: http://truth-out.org/news/item/9344-from-hopeful-immigrant-fbi-informant-the-… This is the exclusive story of two brothers. One brother was, according to the government’s narrative, dead-set on destroying America, while the other was determined to pursue the American dream. What is it like to share a surname with an […]

From Hopeful Immigrant To FBI Informant – The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaidah

From Hopeful Immigrant To FBI Informant – The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaidah

Drop whatever you’re doing and head over to Truthout right now and read these two investigative reports written by Jason Leopold: From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Informant: The Inside Story of the Other Abu Zubaidah Read the Article and Watch the Video Interview This is the exclusive story of two brothers. One brother was, according […]

US Government Turns Down Request For Trial By Guantánamo Prisoner And CIA Torture Victim Abu Zubaydah

US Government Turns Down Request For Trial By Guantánamo Prisoner And CIA Torture Victim Abu Zubaydah

Lawyers for Abu Zubaydah, an alleged “high-value detainee” in the “war on terror,” who was held in secret CIA prisons for four and a half years until his transfer to Guantánamo in September 2006, submitted a letter to the Convening Authority for the military commissions at Guantánamo, Retired Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald, asking for their […]

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