torture

Film

How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World

Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.
Charles Graham-Dixon
9.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dick Cheney's Autographed Waterboard Kit Was for Sale on eBay

Bids for the kit topped $3,000 before the page, ostensibly run by Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, was taken down.
Drew Schwartz
7.23.18
crime

Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The judge called the murder an act of “inconceivable cruelty."
Manisha Krishnan
6.26.18
crime

Horror Writer Found Guilty of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The prosecution said Blake Leibel was jealous that his girlfriend was paying more attention to their baby than him.
Manisha Krishnan
6.20.18
crime

Trial Begins for Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood

A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.
Manisha Krishnan
6.12.18
Inside Outsider

I Was 21, Framed, and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my friend's insulin and needles, they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
5.24.18
gina haspel

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director

Trump's controversial pick secured more than enough votes in the Senate.
Christina Sterbenz
5.17.18
gina haspel

Gina Haspel now says the CIA should have never had a torture program

Last week, Gina Haspel defended the CIA’s use of torture. Now, she says the program should never have existed.
Alex Lubben
5.15.18
gina haspel

A former CIA operative was kicked out of Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing for protesting

The protester, Ray McGovern, used to brief Ronald Reagan every morning.
Alex Lubben
5.9.18
gina haspel

Gina Haspel’s "moral compass" apparently doesn’t extend to condemning CIA torture

"I’m not gonna sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running the agency," Haspel said.
Alex Lubben
5.9.18
gina haspel

Trump tweets glowing reference for CIA nominee Gina Haspel who's linked to torture

"Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror," Trump wrote.
Paul Vale
5.7.18
gina haspel

New CIA Director Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture at a Black Site Then Lost Evidence of It

As "chief of base" of a CIA Black Site in Thailand, Haspel oversaw the torture and waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, who still hasn't been charged with a crime.
Matthew Gault
3.13.18
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