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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Did CIA torture violate Nuremberg ban on human experimentation?

    WASHINGTON CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analyzing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation of U.S. and international bans on research on human subjects without their consent, a human rights...
  • War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'

    War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'
    THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • Dec. 13 Letters: Campus assaults, CIA report

    Safe on campus? I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities. Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...
  • CIA torturers served their country poorly

    CIA torturers served their country poorly
    To the editor: As a former prisoner of war, I found that an important psychological defense against bad treatment at the hands of a captor (North Korea, in my case) was to hold the captor in contempt as morally and culturally inferior to Americans and...
  • After U.S. torture report, Poland asks what its leaders knew

    The disclosure of details about the CIA's brutal interrogation program could provide new leads for Polish prosecutors investigating how much Poland's leaders at the time knew about a secret jail the agency was running in a Polish forest. Prompted by a U....
  • Senate report confirms CIA had 'black site' at Guantanamo, hid it from Congress

    MIAMI In 2004, as the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to let Guantanamo captives consult lawyers for the first time, the CIA spirited some men who now face death penalty trials from a clandestine lockup at the U.S. Navy base and didn't tell Congress. Two...
  • Lawyer fears abuse of U.S. detainees transferred to Afghan custody

    The final few inmates of U.S.-run prisons near Kabul, scenes of abuse highlighted by a U.S. Senate report this week, are now in an Afghan detention system with its own grisly record of torture, their lawyer said on Thursday. But the government in Kabul...
  • Hiroshima survivor shifts search for victims from U.S. to Europe

    By Thin Lei Win HIROSHIMA, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every weekend for more than 20 years, Shigeaki Mori sat in the hallway of his compact two-story home making calls to people in the United States, asking, "Do you have a family member who...
  • U.S. detainee named in Senate report moved from secret Afghan prison

    The United States has handed over to Afghanistan a suspected al Qaeda militant named in a U.S. Senate report as one of the first objects of harsh interrogation techniques in a CIA "dungeon" near Kabul, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday. Redha al-...
  • Haitian commission recommends sweeping changes

    MIAMI A Haitian presidential commission is recommending sweeping changes, including a new prime minister and government to stabilize the country. It also asks President Michel Martelly to abandon plans to rule by decree. Haitian lawmakers Tuesday...