Obama wins the right to invoke "State Secrets" to protect Bush crimes

In a 6-5 ruling issued this afternoon, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Obama administration a major victory in its efforts to shield Bush crimes from judicial review, when the court upheld the Obama DOJ's argument that Bush's rendition program, used to send victims to be tortured, are "state secrets" and its legality thus cannot be adjudicated by courts.

//www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/09/08/obama/index.html



Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

//bit.ly/15ccfD



CIA papers reveal it ran prison facilities in Poland

AT LEAST one secret CIA prison operated on Polish territory between 2001 and 2003, according to a newly published internal document of the intelligence agency. An account of the document by the Associated Press (AP) agency suggests prisoners were not only held there but tortured. The Polish authorities have refused to confirm the story.

//www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0910/1224278568454.html


From Information Clearing House

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Bush's Rendition Program Remains Unchecked
//act.commondreams.org/go/2251?akid=173.124981.ig0wU4&t=16

Witness Against Torture: Anti-Torture Activists Denounce the Denial of Due Process and Justice for the Victims of US Torture
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/09/10



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