Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.
Alexanda Kotey admitted that he played a key part in American prisoners’ kidnapping, detention and hostage negotiations. Some of the hostages were beheaded.
The three prisoners were to be charged for the first time, 18 years after their capture. Translation problems mean they wait one more day.
“Don’t Forget Us Here,” by Mansoor Adayfi with Antonio Aiello, is the memoir of a Yemeni man who claims he was kidnapped in Afghanistan, sold to the C.I.A. and sent to the detention camp in a case of mistaken identity.
The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner killed in Afghanistan, was unrecognizable when it was brought to a Kandahar hospital, one official said.
The prosecutors’ use of information from a brutal interrogation had troubled Biden administration lawyers and was a source of tension with the chief prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay, who will retire soon.
Defense lawyers said it was the first publicly known time that prosecutors had been allowed to use information gained from torture in the proceedings at Guantánamo Bay.
Before his apparent suicide attempt, Stepan Latypov said he had been tortured and his family threatened, amid President Alexander G. Lukashenko’s efforts to stifle dissent.
For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.
Under a deal with the military court, Majid Khan, who has admitted being a courier for Al Qaeda, will give up his chance to call witnesses to his torture in return for being released as soon as next year.
A Guantánamo detainee is seeking information from two former government contractors in connection with a Polish criminal inquiry into a facility there.
Hundreds have been detained, many brutalized, after a bloody, contested election. The government of Yoweri Museveni appears intent on breaking the back of the opposition.
The Pentagon called the first 20 prisoners sent to Guantánamo in 2002 “the worst of the worst.” Just two remain there. Others are spread around the world — including four senior Taliban figures.
Starting with the Bush administration, the United States has gradually transferred all but two of the first 20 prisoners at the wartime detention facility to other nations. Here’s who, and where, they are.
Security forces have responded to protests with increasing ruthlessness, shooting people in the streets, raiding homes and arbitrarily carrying out beatings and arrests.
A potential U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, coupled with a weak Afghan security force, mean the Taliban will likely continue to capture, condemn and torture thousands.
Eyad al-Gharib, a former security officer, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in a case that rights groups have hailed as a landmark.
She became a champion of survivors of torture and helped compel the release of documents showing U.S. complicity in decades of human rights abuses in Guatemala.
“Blindfold” is the American journalist Theo Padnos’s memoir of his nearly two years in captivity and a meditation on resilience.
Morgan Muir, who had led Mr. Biden’s first briefings in the early days of the administration, will oversee the assembly of the written President’s Daily Brief, among other responsibilities.
A government-commissioned study offers proposals to address longstanding grievances. But it does not recommend an official apology and skirts the issue of systemic torture by French troops.
Britain’s stance on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who awaits trial in Tehran, has drawn criticism as it weighs its international role outside the European Union.
Yoon Sung-yeo was sentenced to life for a crime he did not commit in South Korea. He was able to clear his name after a notorious serial killer confessed last year.
The Trump administration has resumed federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. I witnessed the latest one.
The new administration confronts decaying infrastructure and a military justice system moving at a glacial pace.
I learned how to carry myself to protect my safety back home, only to come to the U.S. and face a different danger.
President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.
A former schoolteacher whose real name was Kaing Guek Eav, he became a symbol of the regime’s brutal rule over Cambodia.
Nine years after the C.I.A. blacked out parts of Ali Soufan’s book, the agency has finally allowed a more complete version of his story to be published.
Despite evidence of widespread police brutality, no significant grass-roots movement has arisen. For many Indians, day-to-day crime is the more pressing issue.
Human rights groups say the new law will give the police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent.
From unjustified stops of Black teenagers to a device to torment people in custody, racist police brutality runs deep.
Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.
The trial of five men accused of plotting the attacks had been scheduled for early next year — almost 20 years after the hijackings. Now even that schedule won’t be met. Here are the reasons.