Torture? What Torture? Torture Not Relevant!

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 186 times. His child was tortured in front of him and a military judge thinks that this is not relevant in the case against him and Walid bin Attash, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali. Stalinist Russia, Maoist China and other assorted totalitarian countries come to […]

Five guilty in exorcism case

I must admit that I have the greatest problem with this case. Her whanau was essentially waterboarding her. According to the US this is not torture but it killed her real dead. What in the world would drive a family to do this to one of their own? Five of the eight people accused of […]

US accused of war crimes over torture methods

The use of torture by the US Government in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001 has come under increasing criticism. In 1863 at the height of the US civil war, president Abraham Lincoln set the principles for interrogation of prisoners with a famous instruction “military necessity does not […]