The Chicago’s City Council offered a reparations package to individuals tortured by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge. Anthony Holmes was one of the men who spoke before the city council’s finance committee about his experiences being tortured by Burge.
A report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's use of torture found the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" did not get detainees to provide critical information. We'll discuss the report with Katherine Hawkins. Her organization had advocated for the report's release.
As a young attorney in Argentina, Juan Mendez was arrested and tortured by the military for representing political prisoners. After being deemed a "prisoner of conscious" by human rights watchdog Amnesty International, he was exiled to the U.S.
The UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria seems like a lost cause as Assad’s troops and the opposition continue their assaults. While other options to address the conflict have been suggested, few, if any, are good ones.
The new documentary Beneath the Blindfold delves into a gritty topic that's rarely discussed: how survivors of torture struggle to rebuild their lives.In the film, four diverse individuals - a nursing home aide from Africa, an actor from Colombia, a U.S.