Raymond Bonner has been a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The New York Times, and has written extensively about the Bush administration’s treatment of terrorist suspects. (April 2008)
Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice in Guantánamo Bay
by Clive Stafford Smith
Detainee 002: The Case of David Hicks
by Leigh Sales
“Justice delayed is justice denied” is a guiding principle of the American criminal justice system. The Bush administration has ignored this principle with impunity, and America’s image abroad has suffered greatly as a result.
Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program
by Stephen Grey
Report of the Events Relating to Maher Arar
by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
While Stephen Grey leaves no doubt that people subject to rendition are tortured, he also makes it clear how little we know of the world in which Americans in black dress and black masks escort people on secret planes to secret prisons to be tortured. As he observes, when the government claims someone is dangerous and a member of al-Qaeda, and the person arrested says he is an innocent farmer or businessman, how do we know the truth when we can’t see the government’s proof because it says the evidence must remain classified?
Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America
by Robert I. Friedman
Robert Friedman’s book is the first to describe in detail the Russian mobsters who have established criminal enterprises throughout the world. His prose sometimes makes it sound like a sequel to Pulp Fiction. A Russian killer in Brooklyn murders a boy, he writes, “by picking him up like a ragdoll …