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  • U.S. practices at Abu Ghraib barred in '80s

    WASHINGTON - The abuse of prisoners in Iraq shows a pattern of harsh, coercive U.S. interrogation practices that were supposed to have ended with the Cold War. From the 1960s into the 1980s, the United States trained its interrogators - or taught its...
  • Picturing defeat in war of ideas

    The accusations of gross misconduct directed at a handful of U.S. soldiers guarding prisoners in Iraq have thrown the administration into a graver political crisis than the deaths of more than 760 of their fellow troops in the war. On the face of it,...
  • Two groups detail abuse of Afghan prisoners

    Within the past nine months, two respected human rights groups released reports describing what they said was the abuse of U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan, including instances of beatings, sleep deprivation and, in a small number of cases, killings...
  • Powell says Bush was 'informed' of Red Cross concerns

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday that he and other top officials kept President Bush "fully informed ... in general terms" about complaints made by the Red Cross and others over ill-treatment of detainees in U.S. custody....
  • 'Gulag' charge absurd, Bush says

    WASHINGTON - President Bush defended yesterday the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dismissing as "absurd" a human rights group's conclusion that the U.S. detention center there had become "the gulag of our times." "It's an absurd...
  • CIA contract worker charged in prison abuse

    Federal authorities brought the first civilian criminal case involving prison abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday, charging a former CIA contract worker in the beating death of an Afghan prisoner who died three days after he voluntarily surrendered...
  • Britain detains Muslim radicals

    LONDON - Britain moved swiftly to implement its promised crackdown on "preachers of hate," launching a series of early-morning raids yesterday to round up 10 Muslim extremists, including Abu Qatada, a cleric who often is described as al-Qaida's "spiritual...
  • Oken appeals death sentence again in '87 case

    Lawyers for one of Maryland's most notorious death row inmates were once again before the Court of Appeals yesterday, this time arguing that a Baltimore County judge used an unconstitutional decision-making process when he sentenced Steven Oken to death...
  • Britain drops terror charges against former Guantanamo inmate

    British prosecutors dropped terrorism-related charges against former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before his trial was scheduled to begin. Begg, a Briton of Pakistani descent, was arrested in February and charged with seven counts...
  • Inmate convicted of police killing to speak at Vermont graduation

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A former death row inmate, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, will deliver a graduation speech at a liberal arts college in Vermont at the request of students there. At a Oct. 5...
  • 'We all thought we were going to die': Syria shipwreck survivor

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The light was fading so quickly that Mohammed Kazkji lost count of the number of people drowning around him. "I was terrified as it was getting dark and I thought no one would come for us," the 22-year-old student...
  • EU must put up resources for Mediterranean rescues: Amnesty

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must cough up "considerable" resources for migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea before Italy can discontinue its own mission, or else many lives will be lost, human rights group Amnesty International...