TORTURE AND DETENTION

The Bush Administration and Congress have ignored their obligation to end the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody and restore faith in America’s commitment to human rights at home and around the world.

Visit the national ACLU’s website to learn more about:

  • newly released documents show the FBI apparently made a deliberate decision not to conduct follow-up interviews after receiving descriptions of detainee abuse from its own personnel
  • former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s direct responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees and the ACLU’s January 2006 suit in federal court on behalf of nine men subjected to torture and abuse under Rumsfeld’s command
  • how you can help overturn the Military Commissions Act, which eliminates protections against unlawful imprisonment and violations of due process. Under this law, the president has absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture