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“The Torture Never Stops”

Scott Horton, at Harper’s: Cherif Bassiouni, a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago, was one of the key authors of the Convention Against Torture and is one of the world’s preeminent experts in international criminal law, particularly from the … Continue reading

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Bush Trimmed, Continued

I noted in a post yesterday, Bush Trimmed, that G. W. Bush canceled a trip to Geneva because he was threatened with arrest and indictment. Scott Horton, at Harper’s, elaborates on why the former president has to be circumspect in his travel … Continue reading

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Bush Trimmed

President G. W. Bush cancelled the keynote speech he was to give in Geneva; he feared arrest. Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against Bush in the Swiss city on Monday for alleged mistreatment … Continue reading

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“Did the US Government Have an American Teenager Beaten In Kuwait?”

Gulet Mohamed, an American teenager detained in Kuwait who claims to have been brutally interrogated there, was arrested and questioned by Kuwaiti security on behalf of the US government, his lawyer and family members charged on Thursday. Did the US … Continue reading

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US Violates Treaty Obligations to Protect Torturers

The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected a request from prosecutors in Warsaw for assistance in the investigation into the alleged CIA prisons in Poland, where captives claim they were tortured. On 18 March, the Prosecutor’s Office of Appeal in … Continue reading

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