June 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former Guantanamo detainee against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. According to the original complaint the plaintiff, Sami Abdulaziz Allaithi, was an Egyptian professor working in ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, the specter of war crimes infiltrated the war ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Endia Vereen
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc Wednesday, ruled that two American citizens cannot sue former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture by US soldiers in Iraq. The plaintiffs, who worked for a private security firm in Iraq, were arrested in 2006 by ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that a former defense contractor who alleged that he was tortured while detained by the US military in Iraq cannot sue former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The contractor, known only as "John Doe," asserted in his ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 18, 2011, US Southern Command announced that a Guantanamo Bay detainee known as Inayatullah was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide. In 2007, the families of two other Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the United States and 24 ...[read more]
May 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense secretary ...[read more]
October 27, 2011
by Jamie Reese
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal by US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla to reinstate his unlawful detention suit against several government officials. Padilla, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), filed an ...[read more]
August 9, 2011
by Chris Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that a torture suit against former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld can proceed. Two American citizens brought a cause of action recognized in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics against Rumsfeld, ...[read more]
August 4, 2011
by Chris Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be sued by a former US military contractor who claims he was tortured while imprisoned in Iraq. The man, whose identity remains concealed and who worked in Iraq as an ...[read more]
June 22, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a torture suit against former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld brought by four Afghan and five Iraqi citizens alleging they were illegally detained and tortured. The plaintiffs sued in 2005 claiming ...[read more]

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