Tag archive for "Prisión"
The facilities were never meant to be ‘ordinary prisons,’ recently released documents reveal in meticulous detail. by Greg Miller August 31, 2009 Their transformations took place in a sensory cocoon: aboard a CIA aircraft, shackled in place, deprived of sight and sound by blindfolds, headsets and hoods. They emerged into an existence that was hidden for most of the [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Jeremy Page August 27, 2009 Sitting cross-legged on the cushioned floor of a family friend’s house, Mohammed Jawad furrowed his brow and fidgeted nervously as he struggled to explain his extraordinary ordeal over the past seven years. In December 2002, when he says he was only 12, he was arrested on suspicion of throwing a grenade into [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Legal black holes such as Bagram are the physical manifestation of the ‘state of exception’ beloved of leaders throughout history by Bernard Keenan August 22, 2009 Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded that the Obama administration release information on 600 detainees held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. The request mirrors that made to the Bush [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Anti-Torture Advocates Worry Holder Won’t Go High Enough Up the Chain by Spencer Ackerman August 21, 2009 Like many in the intelligence community, Tyler Drumheller is waiting to see if his former colleagues will be left holding the bag for the Bush administration. As early as Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce the appointment of a [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
The Bowels of Kahrizak by Reza Yavari August 11, 2009 Many persons who protested the results of Iran’s July election were arrested and sent into an infamous prison called Kahrizak, located south of Tehran, opened two years ago as a “temporary” facility and ordered closed two weeks ago by direct orders of Khamenei. —- Editors (CounterPunch) I do not [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
The South Louisiana Correctional Center has seen five hunger strikes in one month, as detainees are denied medical care and access to legal libraries. by Aura Bogado August 7, 2009. When more than 60 prisoners at the South Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, LA, began a hunger strike last week, in protest of the facility’s deplorable conditions, [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by George Palaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer August 7, 2009 More than 250 calls came into Gov. Pat Quinn’s offices Thursday during a statewide protest concerning conditions at the Tamms Correctional Center prison, where many inmates have been held for longer than 10 years in continuous solitary confinement. The protest, organized by the Tamms Year Ten Committee, was sparked [...]Leer más0 Comentarios