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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 16:38

Cerie Bullivant

To those who would allege that the “War on Terror” is being fought against foreigners, Cerie Bullivant makes an interesting exception a British citizen, Bullivant (now known as Kaleem) converted to Islam in 2004.
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Andy Worthington keeps the case of Shaker Aamer in the public eye with a draft of a letter to William Hague.

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Andy Worthington on why the financial settlement is an admission of guilt, and Shaker Aamer must be returned home now.

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This is the eighth part of an exclusive nine-part series telling the stories of all 174 prisoners in Guantanamo.

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Civil liberties groups criticised for representing Anwar al-Awlaki, an Islamist cleric targeted by US for assassination
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WASHINGTON — Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, will probably remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, according to Obama administration officials.
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Washington, Nov 10 : US security chiefs have condemned former President George W Bush's defence of torture yesterday, and disputed his claim that information obtained by subjecting prisoners to simulated drowning or 'waterboarding' had scuttled Al Qaeda plots to blow up Canary Wharf and Heathrow airport.
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Tuesday, 09 November 2010 18:01

Bush says waterboarding saved UK lives

George Bush returned to the public eye with a bang last night, using his newly published memoirs to claim that information the US gained by “waterboarding” terror suspects helped to foil at least two attacks on London.

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Andy Worthington bemoans the British media's failure to challenge George W. Bush's claims about the legality and efficacy of torture.

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Monday, 08 November 2010 12:48

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule?

When I was down in Guantánamo a few months ago, a veteran German journalist let it slip that she didn't much care for the place. "This," she confided in me, and many of the other journalists there as well, "is the worst place I have ever visited in my entire career."
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Andy Worthington on George W. Bush's shocking confession in his memoir - and how few people are calling for his prosecution.

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Andy Worthington's epitaph for US justice, following the 40-year sentence given to Omar Khadr by his military jury.

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Andy Worthington looks at how torture has been hidden in Omar Khadr's trial by Military Commission.

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Over the past year the US administration has released around 30 Guantanamo prisoners to several European nations. They include France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Albania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Latvia, Georgia and even Cape Verde. Three men were also sent to Slovakia at the beginning of this year as part it’s gesture of solidarity with President Barack Obama's pledge to empty and close the detention centre.

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Ali Aarrass and Mohamed el Bay are at imminent risk of being extradited to Morocco, where they would be at risk of incommunicado detention, torture and other ill-treatment as well as an unfair trial. The Spanish national criminal court (Audiencia Nacional) approved the extraditions in late 2008 and they must now receive final confirmation from the Council of Ministers. If the extraditions go ahead Spain will be violating its obligations under international human rights law, including the UN Convention against Torture.

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On 1 April 2010, there will be exactly two years since Aarrass Ali, Belgo-Moroccan, was jailed in a prison in Spain (Madrid Badajoz and then finally Botafuegos in Algeciras) pending a decision on his extradition to Morocco for “terrorism.”

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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:10

Secrets at a Price

To refrain accountability, and continue its illegal global war, U.S. government officials have two walls to protect themselves behind: say secrecy, and propaganda/ psychological operations. When the first surround is penetrated, as Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks have done, and as justice Ellsberg did during the Vietnam era, it turns to propaganda, and psychological operations, (telling outright lies, spinning half-truths, character assassination, accusing others of treachery and wrong-doing).

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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:28

What happened in Europe's secret CIA prisons?

The CIA used a secret prison in Poland to detain and torture its most important 9/11 suspect, a former top human rights official alleges in a new BBC documentary.
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Andy Worthington asks why evidence of torture in secret CIA prisons was excluded from a recent habeas corpus petition.

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" ...and if any one saved a life, it would be as if s/he saved the life of all mankind. ..." (Qur'an 5:32)
 

"How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it." (Henry David Thoreau,1817-1862.)

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