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Legal News
10 Aug 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Monday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the conviction of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] contractor David Passaro [JURIST news archive] on assault charges related to the abuse of an Afghan detainee [JURIST report]. The court found that the … [read more]


Legal News
16 Feb 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said Friday that the United States has consistently failed to investigate and prosecute [HRW report] allegations of abuse of Afghan detainees. The group welcomed this week's prison sentence [JURIST report] for CIA contractor David Passaro [JURIST news archive], who was found guilty of … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2007
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A federal judge in Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday sentenced David Passaro [Raleigh News and Observer materials; Wikipedia profile] to eight years and four months in prison as well as three years of supervised release on charges [JURIST report] related to his abuse of a detainee in Afghanistan [JURIST report]. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Sep 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A US Special Forces team in Afghanistan allegedly abused and killed two detainees in their custody and then coordinated their stories so that superior officers in the chain of command never discovered the incidents, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. One detainee was allegedly shot to death after he … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] A federal jury sitting in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday found David Passaro [Raleigh News and Observer materials] guilty of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan [JURIST report]. The jury convicted Passaro on three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one felony count of assault resulting in bodily injury, after … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] A federal jury in Raleigh, North Carolina reached a partial verdict Wednesday in the trial [JURIST report] of David Passaro [Raleigh News and Observer materials], a CIA contractor accused of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan [indictment; JURIST report], but US District Judge Terrence Boyle [official profile] sealed the decision … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The federal trial of David Passaro [Raleigh News and Observer materials], a CIA contractor accused of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan [indictment; JURIST report], began Monday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Passaro was charged in 2004, and has maintained that the government is using him as a scapegoat in the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Feb 2006
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] US District Judge Terrence Boyle [official profile] from the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina [official website] has ruled that David Passaro [Wikipedia profile], the first US civilian charged with prisoner abuse of a terror detainee, can present evidence at trial to show that he … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2005
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The New York Times reported Sunday that federal prosecutors reviewing the involvement of CIA [official website; JURIST news archive] officials in the deaths of at least four prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan have decided not to bring criminal charges against all but one CIA employee. The US Justice Department … [read more]

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