Scott Horton
Journalist, "No Comment" blog, Harper's Magazine


An interview with Scott Horton conducted November 21, 2012 by Myron A. Farber for the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rule of Law Oral History Project. 

In 2010, New York attorney and human rights defender, Scott Horton, wrote an article for Harper’s Magazine questioning the 2006 “suicides” of three Guantánamo Bay detainees. The National Magazine Award-winning story revealed the existence of a previously unknown section of Guantánamo known as Camp No, and suggested the three detainees died as the result of enhanced interrogation, rather than suicide. Horton’s investigative work greatly increased public awareness of detainee treatment at Guantánamo and other U.S. government black sites around the world. Highlights of this interview include discussions of Horton’s experiences representing clients in Russia, criticism of the Gore v. Bush [2000] ruling, Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] black sites and their use of torture, and the prospects for a formal investigation of Guantánamo.  

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