Posts Tagged ‘state torture’

A few bad apples? Torture and imperialist ideology

In 2003, Baha Mousa was arrested with nine other Iraqis by British troops in Basra. Two days later, he was dead; in the intervening time, according to the coroner, he had suffered 93 distinct physical injuries.

Nine years later, an inquiry into his death – and the treatment he and the others suffered at the hands of the British army ... read this post

Now don’t do it again…

Obama’s release of the infamous ‘torture memos’ begs more questions than it answers, writes James Turley

Upon entering office in January, US president Barack Obama judged it a priority to cement the goodwill offered him by his broad liberal support base.

To rapturous applause from allcomers, he announced the closure of the torture camp in Guantanamo Bay, which, of course, ... read this post

Seven years of torture

Abolish MI5 and the whole secret state, writes James Turley

Binyam Mohamed is one of the many victims of the state’s ‘war on terrorism’ since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001.

Mohamed: wants justice

Mohamed, an Ethiopian-born British resident, was released from the American interrogation camp at Guantanamo Bay after seven years imprisonment. He had ... read this post

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