CIA Torture Architects’ Day In Court

Source: AJ+ These men were kidnapped, tortured and experimented on by the CIA. James E. Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the two psychologists who created the U.S. torture program, are being sued by the ACLU on behalf of the victims. This is the first time anyone involved in the CIA torture program will have to answer for their actions in a … Read more CIA Torture Architects’ Day In Court

Breaking Down the Box – The Harms of Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement

Source: NRCAT Breaking Down the Box is a documentary that examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It is a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery. The … Read more Breaking Down the Box – The Harms of Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement

ICNA CSJ Commends President Obama’s Executive Order to Ban Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice In a recent Washington Post op-ed, President Obama explained the reasoning behind his Executive Order to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles stating: “Research suggests that solitary confinement has the potential to lead to devastating, lasting psychological consequences. It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a … Read more ICNA CSJ Commends President Obama’s Executive Order to Ban Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally At the White House

ICNA CSJ participated today in the close Guantanamo rally in front of the White House. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The event was organized by Witness Against Torture, which works with various organizations in trying to shut down Guantanamo. The event was quite successful and many showed up despite … Read more ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally At the White House

Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes

Source: The Guardian In March 2013, reports of a hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay, the US detention camp in Cuba, began to surface. Details were sketchy and were contradicted by statements from the US military. Using testimony from Shaker Aamer and four other detainees, this animated film reveals the daily brutality of life inside Guantánamo. Voiced by Peter Capaldi and … Read more Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes

Shaker Aamer, UK’s Last Detainee in Guantánamo Bay, to Be Freed

Source: The Guardian Shaker Aamer, the last British resident left in US captivity in Guantánamo Bay, is to be released after 13 years during which he was accused of being a terrorist but never charged. Aamer will be free after Barack Obama’s administration informed the US Congress that it intended to release him back to the UK, where Aamer has … Read more Shaker Aamer, UK’s Last Detainee in Guantánamo Bay, to Be Freed

Report: One-third of Palestinian minors in Israeli jails are Jerusalemites

Source: Middle East Monitor About one third of the 200 Palestinian minors detained in Israeli jails come from the occupied city of Jerusalem, some 13 years old or younger, a Palestinian rights centre revealed yesterday. In a report, the Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies said the occupation has increasingly targeted Jerusalem’s children in the past year, with more than 600 … Read more Report: One-third of Palestinian minors in Israeli jails are Jerusalemites

FOIA Request Shows Thousands Have Been Held Inside Secret US Prison, Homan Square

Source: The Free Thought Project After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department (CPD), The Guardian has discovered over 3,600 people have been detained at a secure facility known as Homan Square. Notorious for allegedly denying access to defense attorneys and committing human rights abuses, the officers at this CIA-style black site have been … Read more FOIA Request Shows Thousands Have Been Held Inside Secret US Prison, Homan Square

Ex-CIA Boss Admits to BBC Panorama That It Tortured

Source: BBC NEWS The CIA tortured terror suspects in its programme of “enhanced interrogation”, the agency’s former executive director, Buzzy Krongard, has admitted to the BBC’s Panorama programme. The agency’s position has always been that the “enhanced interrogation” techniques it used under George W Bush, did not amount to torture, because they were legally approved by the White House at … Read more Ex-CIA Boss Admits to BBC Panorama That It Tortured

Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment

Source: ABC News ABC News’s Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Prisoners forced to live in solitary can suffer mental breakdowns and claustrophobia. Some critics claim when a prisoner is denied social interaction, it is “legalized torture.” The video is below in three parts. Part 1: Solitary Confinement: No Way Out of the … Read more Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment