Tag Archive: Torture

British Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Peirce and “Enemy Combatant” Co-Author Victoria Brittain Blast U.S.-Run Prison at Guantanamo Bay – Democracy Now Transcript

As we focus on the case of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, we speak with Victoria Brittain, co-author of his book, “Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantanamo and Back” and leading British human rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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If Obama won’t prosecute, Spain will – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Obama has a duty to prosecute while a Spanish judge moves ahead on his own.   MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So bring us up to date. Where…
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International War Crimes

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Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding – TRNN Transcript

MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Jessica. DESVARIEUX: So, Michael, what are you working on this week? RATNER: Well, this is Guantanamo week. And the Center for Constitutional Rights has [represented Guantanamo]…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Bringing the U.S. Torture Team Justice – TRNN Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, and welcome to this edition of the Ratner Report with Michael Ratner, who now joins us from New York City. Michael is the President Emeritus of…
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International War Crimes

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Manning and the Media – Panel Presentation – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkSDNN9gAco Michael Ratner, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, during a panel presentation on “Manning and the Media” on the eve of Bradley Manning’s long-delayed trial. Ratner and the CCR are representing Wikileaks and Julian Assange, as well as…
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Internet Freedom

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Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture – TRNN Transcript

Fallout continues from the Senate CIA torture report and the unwillingness of the Obama administration to hold anyone accountable for their torturing. On Wednesday, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a criminal complaint in Germany against former…
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International War Crimes

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Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA Officials Be Tried for Torture? War Crimes Case Filed in Germany – Democracy Now Video

A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director…
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International War Crimes

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