Egyptian Investigator in Italian’s Death Has Past Torture Conviction

By Haitham Ahmed and Ahmed Mohammed Hassan CAIRO, Feb 16 – A senior Egyptian police officer investigating the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni has a prior conviction in connection with the torture and killing of a detainee, according to judicial and security sources and a court document shared by rights groups. Regeni, 28, disappeared

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Waterboarding Surfaces at Debate and Divides Republican Hopefuls

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Feb 7 – Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of

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Why Washington Ignored Torture by Iraqi Militias

By Ned Parker ERBIL, Iraq, Dec 14 – It was one of the most shocking events in one of the most brutal periods in Iraq’s history. In late 2005, two years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, U.S. soldiers raided a police building in Baghdad and found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions. Many were

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