Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Mike Morell, under consideration for CIA director, is also under fire for defending torture. (Photo: Witness Against Torture/Flickr/cc)
"Their appointment would undermine the rule of law and U.S. credibility around the world. It would be a callous rebuke to... all those who care about human rights and the protection of basic dignity."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Prisoners seen here hooded and shackled at the U.S. Navy prison in the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Flickr Creative Commons)
"The only way to demonstrate that America believes in the rule of law, and to...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
The United States was the subject of the United Nations Human Rights Council's review on November 9, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Getty Images)
An ACLU leader urged the incoming administration to "take bold actions on day...


Having endured 14 years as "the most tortured man in Guantánamo," Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been denied a passport from his native Mauritania to seek medical treatment abroad for the effects of his detention and abuse - a refusal lawyers deem a brutal extension of "the extrajudicial punishment" of a man who was never charged with or convicted of a crime. Now "a prisoner in my own country," Slahi vows he "will get my rights peacefully" just as "everybody wants, my people and your people."

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