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For Binyam Mohamed and Others in the U.K., Compensation. For Us, New Lies

The story the Guardian posted today, second in prominence only to an article announcing Prince William's engagement, begins,

The government insisted today that it had started to draw a line under the legacy of complicity in rendition and torture that it inherited from the Labour administration by settling claims brought by 16 former Guantánamo inmates.

How It Looks From Poland

On Jeppesen, part 1: Our Very Public “Secrets”

Last month, in a bitterly disappointing 6-5 decision, the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals pulled the plug on the lawsuit brought by Binyam Mohamed and four others against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan for assisting the CIA in delivering them into the hands of foreign governments to be tortured.

Deceiving the ICRC

One of the most disturbing documents I drew from in the new “Marching Orders” section, which covers the first year of interrogation operations in Guantánamo, is this set of minutes from a “Counter Resistance Strategy Meeting” that took place at the camp on October 2, 2002.

"Marching Orders"

Today we post “Marching Orders,” which is Part 2 of Chapter 5, “The Battle Lab.”

“The Battle Lab”

Today we post Part 1 of Chapter 5 of the Torture Report, titled “The Battle Lab,” which looks at the development of a systematic torture program aimed at breaking detainees in the custody of the U.S. military in Guantánamo Bay , Cuba . In this first section, “A Special Project,” we take a long look at the lab's signature experiment—the 50-day interrogation of Mohammed al Qahtani from November 23, 2002 through January 11, 2003.
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