Tag Archives: Guantanamo

Hidden in Plain Sight: Inside a Secret CIA Prison

December 8, 2011 (MSNBC) – In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the heart of the capital city, is a secret the Romanian government has long tried to protect. For years, the CIA used a government building … Continue reading

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Apr 29, VCS Civil Liberties Victory: Spain to Investigate Bush-Era Torture; VCS Urged Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador

Spanish judge opens Guantanamo investigation April 29, 2009, Madrid, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge opened a probe into the Bush administration over alleged torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, pressing ahead Wednesday with a drive that Spain’s own … Continue reading

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Apr 17: VCS Urges Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador and Request War Crime Probe of Bush Torture

The Spanish government may be moving forward with an investigation of war crimes – specifically torture – by the Bush administration.  Earlier this week, VCS wrote Spain’s ambassador to the United States and asked that the investigation continue. Spanish Judge … Continue reading

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Apr 6, VCS Weekly Update: VCS Supports ‘Truth Commission’ as Part of Ending Torture Era

Dear VCS Supporters: We have great news! Veterans for Common Sense plans to present our new web site to you later this month. We are also growing – VCS now has offices in both Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas. In … Continue reading

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Mar 26, VCS in the News: Obama’s Migraine – Torture Policies of Bush Administration

March 26, 2009 – Human rights lawyers are proving to be a major headache for the new administration of President Barack Obama by stepping up their court challenges on issues of prisoner abuse to test the reality of the president’s … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: A Truth Commission for the Bush Era?

March 2, 2009 – A USA Today/Gallup poll in February found that 62 percent of Americans favor a criminal investigation or an independent panel to look into the use of torture, illegal wiretapping, and other alleged abuses of power by … Continue reading

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Feb 24, President Obama Promises More Troops, Pay Raise for Military, Plus Benefits and Healthcare for Veterans

As we meet here tonight, our men and women in uniform stand watch abroad and more are readying to deploy. To each and every one of them, and to the families who bear the quiet burden of their absence, Americans … Continue reading

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Former Gitmo Guard Recalls Abuse, Climate of Fear

February 15, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico – Army Pvt. Brandon Neely was scared when he took Guantanamo’s first shackled detainees off a bus. Told to expect vicious terrorists, he grabbed a trembling, elderly detainee and ground his face into … Continue reading

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Defense Dept. Claims of Gitmo Prisoners Returning to Battlefield Debunked

February 3, 2009 – A prominent law professor is charging that the Defense Department is issuing questionable data on the number of Guantanamo detainees who have been released “and then returned to the battlefield” because the government “is now in … Continue reading

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Binyam Mohamed Torture Evidence ‘Hidden from Obama’

February 11, 2009 – US defence officials are preventing Barack Obama from seeing evidence that a former British resident held in Guantánamo Bay has been tortured, the prisoner’s lawyer said last night, as campaigners and the Foreign Office prepared for … Continue reading

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