Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Abu Zubaydah’

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Law-abiding US citizens have been appalled that Jose Rodriguez, the director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service until his retirement in 2007, was invited onto CBS’s “60 Minutes” program last weekend to promote his book Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives, in which he defends the use of torture on […]

“Guidebook to False Confessions”: Key Document John Yoo Used to Draft Torture Memo Released

“Guidebook to False Confessions”: Key Document John Yoo Used to Draft Torture Memo Released

Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye have another exclusive over at Truthout on the origins of Bush’s torture program. Kaye and Leopold report: In May of 2002, one of several meetings was convened at the White House where the CIA sought permission from top Bush administration officials, including then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, to torture […]

Ten Years Of Torture: On Anniversary Of Abu Zubaydah’s Capture, Poland Charges Former Spy Chief Over “Black Site”

Ten Years Of Torture: On Anniversary Of Abu Zubaydah’s Capture, Poland Charges Former Spy Chief Over “Black Site”

Ten years ago, on the evening of March 28, 2002, the Bush administration officially embarked on its “high-value detainee” program in the “war on terror” that had been declared in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, when Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn (more commonly identified as Abu Zubaydah), was captured in a […]

Jason Leopold: Government Now Says High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaydah Never Member Of Al-Qaeda

Jason Leopold: Government Now Says High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaydah Never Member Of Al-Qaeda

This exclusive report was originally published by Truthout on March 30, 2010. It was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold. The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration made about Abu Zubaydah the alleged al-Qaeda leader who was the first suspected terrorist subjected to the torture of waterboarding and other […]

DOD Won’t Say What Prompted Guantanamo Commander To Order “Security Search” Of High-Value Detainees’ Cells

DOD Won’t Say What Prompted Guantanamo Commander To Order “Security Search” Of High-Value Detainees’ Cells

This story was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Attorneys defending some of the high-value detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay are pushing back against a new policy implemented by Navy Rear Adm. David B. Woods, the commander of the prison facility, which calls for the seizure and review of the […]

Justice Department Refuses To Turn Over Guantanamo Detainee’s “Power-Of-Attorney” Form To His Lawyers

Justice Department Refuses To Turn Over Guantanamo Detainee’s “Power-Of-Attorney” Form To His Lawyers

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. Attorneys for Abu Zubaydah say they have been trying to mount a meaningful defense for the “high-value” detainee, who has been in the custody of the US government since March 2002, and have also sought legal remedies outside of the United States to […]

New Documents Reveal Previously Undisclosed Rendition Flights

New Documents Reveal Previously Undisclosed Rendition Flights

If you thought you were finished reading about CIA “black sites” and “extraordinary renditions,” you were just a tad premature. Turns out that after all the investigations in a raft of countries, a virtual treasure trove of never-seen-before documents has reached the major European legal charity, Reprieve. As a result, Reprieve is calling on Lithuanian […]

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout.org. Click here to listen to Jason Leopold discuss this investigative story on The Peter B. Collins show. Shortly after he was captured in March 2002 at a safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan, following an early morning raid jointly conducted by the CIA, FBI, […]

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks released hundreds of Guantanamo Files revealing details about the imprisonment if innocent children or elder people while releasing other detainees that had been designated “high risk.” Jason Leopold, the author and deputy managing editor of Truthout and editor-at-large for “The Public Record” says, the Bush administration operated outside the law. Guantanamo was often referred […]

While Texas Dismisses Torture Charges Against James Mitchell, Other Investigations Under Political Pressures

While Texas Dismisses Torture Charges Against James Mitchell, Other Investigations Under Political Pressures

Danny Robbins at Associated Press reported last Friday that the Texas State Board of Examiners dismissed a licensing complaint filed by a Texas psychologist against former SERE psychologist James Mitchell. Mitchell was accused of “violating the standards demanded by the Psychologists‘ Licensing Act and the Board‘s Rules of Practice” (PDF). Specifically, the complaint cited Mitchell’s […]

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