McCain: botched execution 'torture'

Jul 26, 2014

McCain: botched execution 'torture'

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he believes the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood ...

Apr 27, 2014

Brazilian ex-colonel who admitted torture is slain in his home

A former army colonel who acknowledged he tortured and killed political prisoners during Brazil’s 1964-1985 military regime was murdered in his home outside Rio de Janeiro, police told local news media on Saturday. Citing the victim’s widow, Police Inspector Fabio Salvadorete told the UOL ...

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

Apr 17, 2014

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

by Kaori Shoji

“He is most interested in having contact with you for he has lived with many unanswered questions all these years, questions to which perhaps only you can help him to find the answers.” So wrote Patricia Lomax in a letter sent from her home ...

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

Apr 9, 2014

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration’s decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency’s treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can ...