Prisoner rights

FILE - In this May 27, 1956 file photo, French troops seal off Algiers' notorious casbah, 400-year-old teeming Arab quarter. French President Emmanuel Macron has formally recognized that the French state was responsible for the death of a dissident mathematician in Algeria in 1957, admitting for the first time the French military's "system" of torture during Algeria's independence war. (AP Photo)
September 13, 2018 - 1:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday formally recognized the responsibility of the French state in the death of a dissident mathematician in Algeria in 1957, admitting for the first time the French military's "system" that included torture during Algeria's independence war...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents released Friday graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly oversaw after 9/...
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July 22, 2018 - 10:31 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq's government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families. The New York-based group said in a report that Iraq's National Security Services, which reports to Prime...
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July 10, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court. The report was filed under seal as part of an ongoing challenge to the conditions in the...
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 6:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-Anbari, a...
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 1:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican American civil rights group says two female past detainees want a federal investigation of the privately run immigrant detention center where they'd been held. In a Monday statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the women alleged that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, file picture Romanian military staff stand at the end of a corridor on the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, near the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, a Soviet-era facility which became a key focus of a European investigation into allegations that the CIA operated secret prisons. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled, Thursday, May 31, 2018, that Romania and Lithuania allowed the detention and abuse of a Saudi national and a Palestinian national, saying that Abd al-Rahim Al Nashiri was detained and abused in Romania between Sept. 2003 and Oct. 2005 and urging Romania to investigate and punish perpetrators. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:28 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Romania and Lithuania allowed the detention and abuse of a Saudi and a Palestinian at secret U.S. prisons. The Strasbourg, France-based court said Thursday that Abd al-Rahim Al Nashiri, a Saudi national later sent to...
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May 25, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019...
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