James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen designed the "enhanced interrogration" program used against detainees during the initial stages of the War on Terror.
"I agree with him that terrorists are bad guys— as are the people who conducted barbaric and ineffective acts of torture in the name of Mr. Pompeo's misguided notion of 'Patriotism,'" Scott Z. Burns said in a statement.
In the lead-up to a new movie dramatizing the Senate Torture Report's creation, the report's primary author speaks out on the ongoing dangers of CIA abuses.
"What we are seeing are the humanitarian consequences of the tightening of migration policies," said MSF Mexico General Coordinator Sergio Martín.
16 LGBT activists in Uganda were taken into custody for their own protection only to be arrested and subjected to forced anal examinations.
Hong Kong has experienced its 16th consecutive weekend of protests as activists seek to force the Beijing-backed government to offer further democratic concessions.
More than 1,300 protesters have been arrested since the unrest began, and a new report has shed light on accusations of cruel and unusual punishment of detainees by police.
Donald Eugene Hardyman Jr., 56, is accused of attacking an 11-year-old boy.
Kim Dong Chul was one of three American citizens released from North Korean prisons and returned to the U.S. in 2018.
The nation built on freedom to dissent is trying to break a dissident who rebelled in the name of freedom.
Everyone is susceptible to hysteria when fear runs rampant. And when I read about the U.S. torturing alleged terrorists or asking children to defend themselves in deportation hearings, I think of Salem.
Alexanda Kotey, radicalized in West London, was one of four members of the notorious torture cell, infamous for their brutality and British accents.
El Shafee Elsheikh is one of three remaining members of the group that killed U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
"But if Liz Cheney is really interested in accountability for serious malfeasance what her daddy did is a war crime and a violation of the Convention Against Torture," Retired Air Force Colonel Morris Davis said.
The Libyan coastguard has enjoyed all kind of support from European governments in exchange for preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores - even if such cooperation results in torture.
During torture, church members were reportedly asked to identify where Jehovah's Witnesses meetings took place, as well as the names of leaders and other members.
A "culture of impunity" has "corrupted not just our system of intelligence, but really, our system of government," whistleblower Edward Snowden says.
"They say he's the Donald Trump of Brazil. Can you believe that? But he likes it," Trump said.
The United Nations completed its review of Russian prisons and concluded "there was reliable information that torture was practiced widely in the country."
Two California teenagers visiting family in Tijuana, Mexico, were physically assaulted and shot dead in an apartment in November 2018.
Bolsonaro had previously said that Brazil's two decades of military dictatorship, which ended in 1985, was a "very good period" and that he is "in favor of torture."
Nils Melzer, the United Nation's special rapporteur on torture, accused the U.S. of leading a process of dismantling human rights.
Obama outlawed "enhanced interrogations" almost a decade ago. But experts said the Army and FBI had fought reforms.
The abuse left some women unable to walk or even stand, while one prisoner, after an especially brutal session, repeatedly tried to kill herself.