Now that the Office of Professional Responsibilty (OPR) report (Report) on the rather ambiguously defined subject of the “torture memos” has been released, the problems with the report and with the whole process surrounding the report are becoming more and more evident. Bmaz has provided, here, a wonderful look at one of the many issues that affect [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 11, 2010 6:51 am|
The EU Parliament voted today–by big margins–to end the temporary deal allowing the US access to data from SWIFT. The European Parliament on Thursday broadly rejected an agreement with the United States on sharing information on bank transfers that was aimed at tracking suspected terrorists through their finances.The vote in Strasbourg, France, underlined differences between [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday February 10, 2010 9:29 am|
As Bill Egnor has reported (and Jim White mentioned here) a court in the UK has forced the government to release a passage of an earlier court ruling that it had fought to suppress. Assuming the passage has been released in complete form, the key passage concludes that the sleep deprivation that Americans subjected Binyam [...]
|By: emptywheel Saturday November 28, 2009 3:58 pm|
A recent ruling from the UK HIgh Court suggests that the US was using techniques approved in August 2002 for use with Abu Zubaydah on Binyam Mohamed in April and May 2002.
|By: bmaz Friday October 16, 2009 4:10 pm|
In a stunning and refreshing decision, the British High Court has overruled the British government’s attempt to suppress torture evidence on the US and British treatment of Binyam Mohamed. From The Guardian: David Miliband, the foreign secretary, acted in a way that was harmful to the rule of law by suppressing evidence about what the [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday June 12, 2009 11:30 am|
Obama’s DOJ is still flogging its efforts to use state secrets to shield the Bush Administration’s crimes.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday February 24, 2009 6:55 am|
Kirk Lippold, one of the architects of Gitmo, is back, complaining that Obama has let a Gitmo detainee free. But, surprise surprise, in their quotations of Lippold, the press ignores Lippold’s significant ties to Gitmo policy, instead simply referring to him as the USS Cole Commander.