Aug 1, 2014

CIA apologizes for spying on U.S. Senate

The head of the CIA has apologized to U.S. lawmakers after an investigation confirmed claims that his officers had “improperly” accessed Senate computers, the agency said Thursday. In March, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed allegations the agency had spied on Senate Intelligence Committee investigators ...

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

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 ...