Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First, discusses the JSOC secret prisons in Afghanistan; the blurred lines between illegal torture and the near-torture allowed by the revised Army Field Manual; the greatly expanded Afghan prison population under Obama; and unfair legal hearings where secret evidence is allowed and no lawyers are provided for the accused – hardly the best strategy for winning the “hearts and minds” of Afghans.
MP3 here. (19:24)
Daphne Eviatar is a lawyer and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Legal Affairs, Mother Jones, the Washington Independent, HuffingtonPost and many others. She is a Senior Reporter at The American Lawyer, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First and was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow in 2005 and a Pew International Journalism fellow in 2002.