Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Rendition and torture victim Maher Arar. (Photo: Huffington Post)
CIA insiders objected to the arrest, rendition, and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar, but high-ranking officials ignored concerns that they were punishing an innocent man, according to former spy and whistleblower John Kiriakou in an interview with the Canadian Press . After serving two years behind bars, Kiriakou —the only government...
Sarah Lazare
"Indefinite Detention" (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc)
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to release more than 2,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Cook County commissioner Richard Boykin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis on...


Because no one has yet been held accountable for U.S. torture practices widely deemed "sadistic and terrifying," two open-government and FOIA activists are suing the CIA for its continued secrecy about its alleged secret surveillance of Senate lawmakers secretly investigating secret Bush-era torture. Welcome to the most transparent - and Kafkaesque - administration in history.