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Expert testifies accused USS Cole bomber was tortured

 
Accused USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi, shown at left in a photo before his capture by the CIA in 2002 and by sketch artist Janet Hamlin during a 2011 arraignment at Guántanamo.

Expert civilian doctor testifies in pretrial hearings in USS Cole case that accused bomber, held for four years by CIA, was tortured — physically, mentally, sexually.

  • Venezuela

    Mother: American arrested in Venezuela is not a terrorist or anti-government agent

    The mother of a U.S. citizen who was accused of fueling anti-government protests says her son may have shot someone in self defense but he wasn’t on a political mission

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved.

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