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The Central Intelligence Agency used contentious interrogation techniques, including waterboarding and sleep deprivation, on dozens of the 119 men it detained in secret prisons between 2002 and 2008. A newly released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee found that the agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the program.

2001

September

Days after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush gives the C.I.A. authority to capture, detain and kill Qaeda operatives around the world.

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Included in the hideous details of the executive summary version of the torture report released Tuesday is the news that the company founded by two former military psychologists who urged waterboarding and other coercive methods against suspects secretly imprisoned by the CIA and Department of Defense was paid $81 million for work with the agency's interrogation program from 2005 until 2009.

Opinion Articles

George W. Bush went home to Texas nearly six years ago, but the nation is still working through the contentious national security legacy he left behind.

Opinion Articles

It is not too late for Obama to change his mind. Under federal law, there is no statute of limitations when torture foreseeably results in death or serious injury, as CIA’s brutal methods often did

Opinion Articles

Over the objections of the CIA, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the findings of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Opinion Articles

In the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown in August, demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the United States

Raif Badawi was arrested on 17 June 2012 and has been detained since then in a prison in Saudi Arabia.

Opinion Articles

There are many cases of bloggers being restricted or banned. Some of them are still being investigated about blogs they wrote in 2008, even though they aren’t involved in blogging anymore.

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