Detention for Dummies

Nov 16, 2007
Web site Wikileaks has uncovered a 238-page manual that addresses almost every aspect of detainees' lives at the Guantanamo detention facility. Cooperative prisoners, for example, should be allowed three showers a week instead of two, the manual says.

Hezbollah in Talks With Israel

Nov 2, 2006
Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said he is in talks with Israel via a UN mediator to negotiate a prisoner swap The U Security Council resolution that ended the monthlong conflict in Lebanon, during which more that 1,200 people died, called for the unconditional release of the soldiers whose capture ignited the war.
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Annan Backs Guantanamo Closure

Feb 17, 2006
In the wake of a UN report condemning the US treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U secretary-general says America must shut down the prison "as soon as possible" U officials react about as you might expect Earlier: Read about the former U interrogator whose book blew the lid off inhumane practices at Gitmo Update: From the Jordan Times (via Watching America): "It is immensely sad that the U should end up imitating the worst aspects of the very systems it says it wants to 'democratize'".

In Their Own Words

Feb 16, 2006
Newly released photos and videos of inhumane conditions at Abu Ghraib have again shone a spotlight on America's treatment of its prisoners Read the sworn statements by prisoners at Abu Ghraib, obtained and translated by the Washington Post in 2004 at the height of the prison abuse scandal Excerpt: "As soon as we arrived, they put sandbags over our heads and they kept beating us And every single night this military guy comes over and beat us and handcuffed us until the end of his shift".

The Wonderful World of Outsourced Torture

Dec 14, 2005
The more we learn of the Bush administration's pervasive outsourcing of torture, the more sensible it seems as a policy. Evidently, our intelligence people, tainted as they are by the squeamish morality of Western civilization, are just not fully up to the task of getting prisoners to tell us what the administration wants us to hear.