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  1. Understanding Clergy Sexual 'Abuse' as Torture

    Huffington Post by Pam Spees 05/06/2014 - 17:45

    "On Monday and Tuesday, a United Nations committee in Geneva asked the Vatican very tough questions about its track record on preventing and punishing acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.…

  2. Podcast: Rachel Meeropol on ‘Truly Kafkaesque’ Bureau of Prisons’ Policy for CMUs

    Firedoglake 05/05/2014 - 17:36

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is currently in the middle of a lawsuit that challenges the Bureau of Prisons over its lack of due process for prisoners who are placed into what CCR refers…

  3. Rachel Meeropol on HuffPost Live on Turkmen v. Ashcroft

    Huffington Post 05/02/2014 - 12:06

    NEW YORK -- Justice Department lawyers faced tough questioning from federal judges Thursday over whether former high-level officials like John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller III can be held accountable for abuses of immigration detainees in…

  4. New York court hears appeal of 9/11 detainees

    Washington Post / Associated Press 05/02/2014 - 10:29

    NEW YORK — A government lawyer representing former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was grilled by a federal appeals court Thursday over questions about their role in the roundup of…

  5. Abu Ghraib 10 Years Later: Challenging Corporate Impunity for Torture

    Truthout by Vince Warren 04/28/2014 - 00:00

    "Ten years ago, the world got its first glimpse of images that would forever tarnish the United States' reputation for how it conducts its wars.  On April 28, 2004, a "60 Minutes" broadcast…

  6. Lawsuit says FBI uses no-fly list in bid to recruit Muslim informants

    Washington Post 04/23/2014 - 17:02

    Awais Sajjad, a lawful permanent U.S. resident living in the New York area, learned he was on the no-fly list in September 2012 after he tried to board a flight to Pakistan at John F.…

  7. Abu Ghraib, 10 Years Later

    New York Times 04/23/2014 - 11:27

    Baghdad’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison now stands empty. Its closure, prompted by fears that it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents, along with the transfer of its 2,400 prisoners, was announced last week by the…

  8. A Date With Justice for Victims of Abu Ghraib

    Baher Azmy for the The National Law Journal 04/17/2014 - 16:01

    One year ago Thursday, in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court interjected uncertainty into otherwise well-settled law relating to the reach of the U.S. Alien Tort Statute. Issued among a series…

  9. City Disbands NYPD Surveillance Division Created to Spy on Muslim Communities

    NY 1 News04/16/2014 - 10:25

    The city has disbanded an New York City Police Department surveillance division created to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit kept tabs on Muslims by having plainclothes officers eavesdrop on conversations in public places. The NYPD…

  10. How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

    Colorlines04/15/2014 - 00:00

    In late February, U.S. District Judge William J. Martini found that the New York Police Department hadn’t violated the rights of the New Jersey-based plaintiffs in Hassan v. City of New York, a class action…