Best of the Week


Breaking open UAE’s secret prisons in Yemen

Maggie Michael, investigations reporter, Cairo, for revealing the extent of the United Arab Emirates’ network of secret prisons in southern Yemen _ at least 18 black sites _ and the pervasiveness of torture. Her work forced U.S. officials to confirm for the first time that American interrogators have questioned detainees from the prisons, a potential violation of international law that would counter efforts to disassociate the U.S. war on terror from the use of torture.

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