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Daily News Analysis

Sisi’s Dictatorship Ravaging Egypt

Dr Aayesha Soni

Rajab 01, 14402019-03-08

The video is chilling: 23-year-old Mahmoud el-Ahmady desperately appeals to the judge in an Egyptian court. His testimony is agonising to watch: a young man who has obviously been brutalised by an unfair regime, now trying to prove his innocence before a flawed justice system.

Special Reports

Scandalous Senate report on CIA torture

Ayesha Alam

Rabi' al-Awwal 10, 14362015-01-01

While documenting CIA torture of innocents in the so-called war on terror, the American establishment is loathe to put the perpetrators on trial for their crimes.

Daily News Analysis

US Senate report condemns torture of detainees by CIA

Crescent International

Safar 16, 14362014-12-09

Report says CIA misled the public and policymakers about interrogation program. American doctors (psychologists) were also inducted into the program and even participated in the torture of detainees although the Senate report continues to use the expression “interrogation program.” Two doctors set up a company and collected $80 million for torturing detainees! President Obama says we want to put this behind us.

Daily News Analysis

US plans expansion of Gitmo torture prison

Crescent International

Muharram 19, 14362014-11-12

Far from shutting it down as Barack Obama promised soon after he was sworn in as president for the first time in January 2009, Guantanamo Bay prison camp is being expanded. The Pentagon has sought $69 million for expansion work. There are still 150 prisoners held there despite no charges being brought against them except for a few but even they have not been tried in any court of law.

Daily News Analysis

US-run secret prisons in Afghanistan exposed

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14352014-04-27

The US and its British allies are running secret prisons in Afghanistan away from any oversight or control of the Afghan government. The US-run torture chamber at Bagram was taken over by Afghan forces earlier this year releasing many people that were never charged with any crime. Two secret prisons have been discovered at Qandar and in Helmand province; the latter being run by the British. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is very upset.


The real reason for US drone attacks


Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 14342013-05-01

Drone attacks kill innocents and create enemies. This is precisely what the American war industry wants: endless supply of enemies for endless war.

Editor's Desk

Saudi torture chambers overflowing with prisoners

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

Since Saudi Arabia acts as America’s and indeed of the west’s cash cow, its crimes are habitually glossed over. The recent case of two university professors, imprisoned for merely asking that people’s human rights be respected, illustrates the point.


Torture as US state policy


Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Since the election of Barack Obama as President, US rhetoric about war on terror has been toned down but the policies instituted by his discredited predecessor continue...


Continuing horrors inside Guantanamo Bay

Tahir Abdullah

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14302009-05-01

One of the first acts of Barack Obama as president of the United States was to order a review of all Guantanamo Bay detainees. He also announced that the notorious detention camp will be closed in a year. That, however, has not deterred guards at the prison from abusing detainees, as Mohammad al-Gharani revealed in a telephone interview posted on Al-Jazeeratelevision website on April 14.


Of torture and torture memos in the US

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14302009-05-01

Like the chicken and egg question, what came first: the torturers or torture memos? Despite the mounting evidence, for years, officials in the Bush administration brazenly maintained: “TheUnited States does not do torture.” This was not stated merely by low level officials. Starting from former US President George Bush down, everyone had memorized this mantra about torture.


The US’s gross hypocrisy over torture, rendition and so much else besides

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14262006-01-01

Sitting alongside US senator John McCain at a White House press conference on December 15, announcing that he would support a new law banning cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of terrorist suspects, president George W. Bush looked the very picture of reassurance. “We’ve been happy to work with [McCain] to achieve a common objective,” he said. “And that is to make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention on torture, be it here at home, or abroad.”

Special Reports

Abu Ghraib: details of torture emerging despite massive campaign of damage limitation

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

Images of American troops committing appalling atrocities against Iraqi captives at the Abu Ghraib have causes outrage around the world and sparked a massive damage limitation campaign in Washington. ZAFAR BANGASH discusses the implications of the revelations...

South-East Asia

Malaysia deports asylum seekers to Suharto's torture camps

Our Special Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 19, 14181998-04-16

The deportation from Malaysia of ‘illegal immigrants’ turned violent on March 26 when a number of refugees were shot and killed in police firing at Semenyih camp in Selangor.

Occupied Arab World

Torturing Palestinians to death a way of life in the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East

Khalil Marwan

Safar 10, 14181997-06-16

Khalil Ali Abu Daiyya, 37, married with five children, lasted six days at the hands of his Israeli captives in the notorious Russian Compound in Jerusalem before he died on May 21.

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