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Iran court overturns death sentence for ex-Marine
April 13, 2014
An Iranian appeals court on Saturday overturned the death sentence of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati who was convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Saturday's ruling decreased Hekmati's sentence to 10 years in prison. Hekmati is a dual US-Iranian citizen who was arrested i....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Yemen drone strike lawsuit
April 5, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against former defense secretary, Leon Panetta ....... [more]

Senate committee votes to release CIA 'torture' report
April 4, 2014
The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday voted 11-3 to submit to the White House to declassify and release a report on its findings about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of torture. Last week, a group of advocacy groups sent President Barack Obama a letter urging him to d....... [more]

Italy high court upholds convictions of CIA agents in extraordinary rendition
March 12, 2014
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld guilty verdicts against three US defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect. The three Americans are CIA agents who participated in the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan....... [more]

CIA inspector general asks DOJ to investigate overseas interrogation methods
March 6, 2014
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office of the Inspector General has reportedly requested that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate CIA conduct in secret detention programs that was the focus of an unreleased US Senate study. Individuals reported to McClatchy Newspapers that this r....... [more]

Italy high court overturns convictions in CIA rendition program
February 25, 2014
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Monday dismissed the convictions of five Italian agents related to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. The five agents included the former....... [more]

Rights group welcomes Lithuania ruling allowing secret prison investigation
January 30, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday applauded the Lithuanian Vilnius Regional Court ruling that Saudi Arabian national Mustafa al-Hawsawi has a right to investigate his alleged torture in a secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detention center. AI called the decision a victory for accountabi....... [more]

Poland to investigate alleged CIA secret prison following new developments
January 24, 2014
Prosecutors investigating allegations of a CIA secret prison in a Polish forest announced on Friday that they will be looking further into recent developments surrounding the so-called "black site." According to the Washington Post, two senior CIA officials were seen delivering cardboard boxes conta....... [more]

Italy court convicts Egyptian cleric of terror charges
December 6, 2013
Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, who was kidnapped in Milan as part of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program, was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday by an Italian court after being convicted in absentia of terror charges. Under the CIA's extrao....... [more]

Guantanamo detainees accuse Poland in CIA rendition torture
December 4, 2013
Lawyers for two Guantanamo detainees, arguing before the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, accused Poland of serving as a secret torture site for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) extraordinary rendition program. The case involves 48-year-old Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi national....... [more]

US military judge to allow defense to photograph 9/11 terror suspects' scars
December 2, 2013
A US military judge has issued an order allowing for defense attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to photograph the scars on the ankles and wrists of their client. The order, unsealed last week by US Army military judge Col. James L. Pohl, will allow the defense "to make a photographic record" to pr....... [more]




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