Ian Cobain

British Man Behind ISIS Killings and Hostage Beheadings Identified

A British man has been identified as the knife-wielding militant who appears in Islamic State videos claiming responsibility for the beheadings of US, British and other hostages.

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Guantánamo Diary Exposes Brutality of US Rendition and Torture

The groundbreaking memoir of a current Guantánamo inmate that lays bare the harrowing details of the US rendition and torture programme from the perspective of one of its victims is to be published next week after a six-year battle for the manuscript to be declassified.

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How Britain Enthusiastically Teamed Up with Bush's Horrific Torture and Rendition Agenda

Editor's Note: The following is Part II of an excerpt from Ian Cobain's new book, A Secret History of Torture (Counterpoint Press, 2012). Copyright 2012, Portobello Books. All Rights Reserved. Click here to read Part I.

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Shocking Story of How the US Ignored International Law to Become World's Kidnapper and Torturer

The following is an excerpt from  A Secret History of Torture (Counterpoint Press, 2012). 

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