Hick's former lawyer Dan Mori has said the US admission of innocence marks "the beginning of the end" of Hicks' ordeal.
For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common. Today, it's become a historical curiosity. We spoke to Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris to find out more about this bizarre practice.
The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
When the definitions are fuzzy, the things we do are not torture; the things our enemies do are terrorism. If the definitions are available to everyone, then we can all make our own value judgements over what does and does not qualify.
Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
We talked to Stephen Soldz, founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, about the dark theories behind the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics.
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
Earlier this week, the Senate released a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" (torture) techniques. The tactics in this comic were used by the agency at black sites around the world.
Among the least surprising findings of the Senate's CIA torture report is that the agency lied about enhanced interrogation. A lot. To everyone.
Before the CIA made rectal feeding a method of torturing terror suspects, it was a reputable means for caring for the sick.
A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee finds that the CIA deliberately misled Congress and the White House about Bush-era interrogation techniques.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Tony Blair and George W. Bush is banned in Guantánamo.
The Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Rabbani's favorite dish is a Tower of Babel made of food, a multi-story parking garage starring rice.
I guess my tragedy starts from that first day when I was captured by bounty hunters.
Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
"In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity."
If I were running an illegal detention center in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial I wouldn't want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment either.
How Terry Holdbrooks entered Gitmo a soldier and left a Muslim convert.
I once gave a guard a gift, if you can consider chocolate milk a gift. He refused it with a fierce look, as if I were trying to bribe him.
An introduction to the first installment of our new series from VICE Global Editor Alex Miller.
John Howard on why Zinn's radical history is banned from Gitmo.