U.S. Torture of Detainees Caused Severe Pain, Long-Term Suffering

US spy base to be built in Western Australia

Australian defence support for United States military operations in the Middle East will be boosted by construction of a new top-secret US military communications base in Western Australia.

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Spain and SA 'backed coup plot'

Spain and South Africa both "gave the green light" for a failed coup in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, a British mercenary has told a court in Malabo.

//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7461884.stm



U.S. Torture of Detainees Caused Severe Pain, Long-Term Suffering

A team of doctors and psychologists convened by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to conduct intensive clinical evaluations of 11 former detainees held in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo Bay has found that these men suffered torture and ill-treatment by U.S. personnel, which resulted in severe pain and long-term disability. The men were ultimately released from U.S. custody without charge or explanation.

//www.prweb.com/releases/2008/6/prweb1033954.htm



Guantanamo detainees were tortured, medical exams show

Medical examinations of suspected militants formerly held by the U.S. military at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba showed evidence of torture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mental disorders, according to a human rights group.

//www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/06/18/guantanamo-report.html



Documents confirm U.S. hid detainees from Red Cross

The U.S. military hid the locations of suspected terrorist detainees and concealed harsh treatment to avoid the scrutiny of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to documents that a Senate committee released Tuesday.

//www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/41394.html



CIA Gave Torture Tips to Pentagon

Documents released by a Senate committee investigating the Pentagon's torture-based interrogation methods reveal that CIA advisers had a larger role in shaping the program than previously thought.

//tinyurl.com/4q9t8w



Waterboarding, slapping, sensory deprivation: all on US tactics list

It also emerged at the hearing that US officials "hid" Guantanamo prisoners who had been harshly interrogated from the international committee of the Red Cross, the body empowered to monitor compliance with Geneva Convention rules on treatment of military prisoners.

//tinyurl.com/6bu8e7


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The semantics of Bush’s torture policy

Consortium News
by Jason Leopold

06/18/08

The Bush administration built a legal framework — relying on semantics and secrecy — to subject detainees at Guantanamo Bay to brutal interrogation techniques and then to hide the reality from human rights observers, according to internal government documents...

//www.consortiumnews.com/2008/061808a.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US POWs during the Korean War
//www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10050



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