Poland illegally helped CIA in torture, court rules

Poland illegally helped CIA in torture, court rules

STRASBOURG, France, July 24 (UPI) --Poland broke the law in helping the CIA with secret transfers of terrorist suspects, the European Court for Human Rights ruled.
Ed Adamczyk

Russia seeking to have national released from Guantanamo Bay

MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Russia will be seeking the release of a Russian national being held at the United States' prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, authorities said Monday.
Poland blamed for allowing CIA torture of Gitmo detainees

Poland blamed for allowing CIA torture of Gitmo detainees

STRASBOURG, France, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Attorneys for two Gitmo detainees have demanded a European court hold Poland responsible for waterboarding done by the CIA at a secret site in the country.
CIA chief hails ex-agent's guilty plea

CIA chief hails ex-agent's guilty plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The CIA's chief hailed ex-agent John Kiriakou's guilty plea for leaking the name of a covert operative as "an important victory" for the intelligence community.

Ex-CIA agent charged with disclosing info

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- A former CIA officer was indicted for allegedly revealing classified information to journalists and other unauthorized people, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Ex-CIA officer charged with leaking info

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A former CIA officer was charged Monday with leaking classified information to journalists and lying to a CIA panel, the U.S. Justice Department said.

CIA officer backpedals on Zubaydah claims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. intelligence official who lauded the effectiveness of the interrogation tactic known as waterboarding backpedaled on his claims in his book.
FBI whistleblower to testify to Congress

FBI whistleblower to testify to Congress

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent is expected to tell Congress former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales urged the use of harsh interrogation techniques, ABC News reports.
Moussaoui judge sought interrogation info

Moussaoui judge sought interrogation info

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Court papers released Wednesday indicate that a U.S. judge was seeking information about a detainee depicted in CIA tapes when the tapes were destroyed.

American militant urges attacks on Bush

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- American al-Qaida militant Adam Gadahn urged his followers to attack U.S. President George Bush during his visit to the Middle East this week.

CIA chief testifies in closed-door hearing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The director of the CIA said Wednesday the U.S. spy agency failed to keep Congress fully informed about recording interrogations and then destroying the tapes.

Ex-CIA agent says 'waterboarding' worked

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A former CIA interrogator said making an al-Qaida detainee think he was drowning worked in 2002, but he now regards "waterboarding" as torture.

Dems want probe into CIA tape destruction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic lawmakers, expressing shock and anger, called for an investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes that documented interrogations.

Analysis: Hayden overhauls CIA detention

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In the year since it was publicly acknowledged by President Bush, the CIA’s controversial program of detaining suspected terrorist leaders, and subjecting some of them to interrogation techniques critics say constitute torture, has been overhauled by the agency’s new director.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, April 2, 2007.
By United Press International
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Abu Zubaydah (Arabic: ابو زبيدة‎, Abū Zubaydah; born 12 March 1971 as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn) is a Saudi Arabian torture victim currently held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Arrested in Pakistan in March 2002, he has been in US custody for more than eight years, four-and-a-half of them spent incommunicado in solitary confinement in undisclosed locations. He was subjected to the technique of waterboarding and has allegedly been subjected to numerous other interrogation techniques. These techniques, include forced nudity, sleep deprivation, confinement in small dark boxes, deprivation of solid food, cold temperatures, stress positions, and physical assaults. Videotapes of some of his interrogations are believed to be amongst those destroyed by the CIA in 2005.

Abu Zubaydah was transferred to Guantanamo in September 2006 where he and other former CIA detainees are held in Camp 7 where conditions are the most isolating. He has never been charged, despite being accused for years by US authorities. The United States government now admits Abu Zubaydah was never a member of al Qaeda, nor involved in the 1998 African embassy bombings or the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

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