After 15 Years in Solitary Confinement, Prisoner Challenges 'Severe Psychological Trauma'
After more than fifteen years held in solitary confinement in one of the nation's most high security prisons, Ramzi Yousef, convicted for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, says that even as a convicted terrorist his treatment is inhumane and unconstitutional. In documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times , Yousef's lawyers say that one and a half decades in a seven-by-eleven foot cell with almost no human contact, has led to "severe psychological trauma" and left him with "no hope or prospect of any remedial condition."
Kenya mentioned as complicit in CIA torture of terror suspects
Kenya is among 54 nations mentioned to have taken part in CIA operations that involved torture of suspected terrorists in the years subsequent to the 9/11 bombings on the US, Open Society Justice Initiative, a New York-based human rights group, has said.
Syria President Bashar Assad makes clear he won't step down
Bashar Assad's address outlines his own peace plan, which includes him running the nation. He continues to brand the opposition as killers and terrorists. BEIRUT — Ignoring mounting casualties and dwindling support, Syrian President Bashar Assad made clear to the world Sunday in his first public address in half a year that he has no intention of relinquishing power and that he, not anyone else, would dictate the end for Syria's 21-month-old civil war.
Plan for military intervention in Mali stalls
The U.S. and allies have yet to pledge financial support for a West African intervention, citing the daunting mission and inadequate planning. The force may not be deployed for months. WASHINGTON — Plans for an international military intervention in the West African nation of Mali, where Islamists loyal to Al Qaeda are among militants who have seized the northern half of the country, are running into major obstacles even as U.S. officials warn that the terrorist threat there is growing.
Syria issues list of 142 foreign terrorists killed in fighting
Syria has sent a list of 142 international Islamic terrorists killed fighting in Syria, to the United Nations Security Council, many with links to al-Qaeda.