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Victor & the Vanquish - Programs to mark one year completion of Sirisena presidency

A series of programs will be held today (Jan. 08) to mark the one year completion of the democratic governance, established under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena. In the meantime former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he would congratulate President Maithripala Sirisena on the election victory on January 08.

Mahinda with Maithri - File Photo
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Guantanamo: No Charges, No Trial, No Release, 14-year- Inhuman Torture

A lot of Guantanamo detainees were subjected to harsh interrogations, but what Mohamedou Slahi went through was extraordinary. In 2003, then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally approved what was called a special interrogation plan for him. It used so-called enhanced methods. According to a U.S. Justice Department investigation, he was beaten, sexually throttled, put in extreme isolation, shackled to the floor, stripped naked and put under strobe lights while being blasted with heavy metal music.

Guantanamo: No Charges, No Trial, No Release, 14-year- Inhuman Torture
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