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  1. Senate Report Finds Rumsfeld Directly Responsible for US Torture of Prisoners

    Democracy Now! 01/05/2009 - 14:41

    A bipartisan Senate report has accused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials of being directly responsible for the abuse and torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and other US prisons. We speak with the…

  2. Leading lawyer calls for Rumsfeld prosecution

    The Raw Story 01/05/2009 - 14:34

    The President of the legal nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, has resumed calls for a formal prosecution of ex-Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld following revelations by a Congressional report that Rumsfeld was to blame for the…

  3. Supreme Court revives suit by 4 Guantanamo Bay ex-inmates

    Los Angeles Times 01/05/2009 - 14:32

    The Supreme Court today revived a lawsuit by four British Muslims who say they were tortured and abused at the Guantanamo Bay prison and seek to hold top Pentagon officials responsible. The suit was thrown out last year…

  4. U.S. appeals court reconsiders Arar suit against Bush officials

    Toronto Star 01/05/2009 - 14:07

    Lawyers for Ottawa computer engineer Maher Arar appeared before a federal appeals court here yesterday, urging it to reinstate a lawsuit against high-ranking officials in the Bush administration responsible for sending him to Syria, where he was tortured... Click…

  5. US diplomat praises Portugal offer on Guantanamo

    Associated Press 01/05/2009 - 14:04

    An offer by Portugal to take in detainees released from Guantanamo Bay will bring the U.S. closer to its goal of closing the offshore military prison, an American diplomat said Thursday... Click Here for full article.

  6. Conyers and Nadler Press Mukasey on Statements Denying Criminal Liability of Bush Officials

    Washington Independent 01/05/2009 - 14:02

    In response to Attorney General Mukasey's statements that Bush administration officials who approved the use of torture shouldn’t be prosecuted and needn’t be pardoned  because they all reasonably believed their actions were lawful, Rep. Conyers and Nadler…

  7. Obama's First 100 Days

    The Village Voice 12/05/2008 - 16:08

    Pressure is building on the new president from his more urgent supporters to begin validating their audacious hopes within his first 100 days. Special heat is on to abolish torture. After all, during Obama's 60 minutes interview on…

  8. Don't Repackage Gitmo!

    The Nation 12/05/2008 - 16:01

    President-elect Obama should be applauded for reiterating his promise to close the prison camp at Guantánamo. It has been a national embarrassment and a symbol of everything the Bush administration has done wrong in the "war on terror":…

  9. UN expert: 100 Guantanamo inmates need new homes

    Associated Press 12/05/2008 - 15:57

    The U.N.'s torture investigator said Thursday that European countries should take in those Guantanamo inmates who cannot be sent home when the U.S.-run prison closes...

  10. Judge orders release of 5 Guantanamo prisoners

    Los Angeles Times 12/05/2008 - 15:55

    A federal judge ruled here for the first time Thursday that the Bush administration had no basis for holding several of its long-term prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and he ordered that five of the Algerian natives go…