August 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday affirmed the conviction of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor David Passaro on assault charges related to the abuse of an Afghan detainee. The court found that the district court had properly exercised maritime and territorial ...[read more]
February 16, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday that the United States has consistently failed to investigate and prosecute allegations of abuse of Afghan detainees. The group welcomed this week's prison sentence for CIA contractor David Passaro, who was found guilty of assault in the beating death of Abd... ...[read more]
February 13, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
A federal judge in Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday sentenced David Passaro to eight years and four months in prison as well as three years of supervised release on charges related to his abuse of a detainee in Afghanistan. Passaro was convicted last year on three misdemeanor counts of simple ...[read more]
August 17, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
A federal jury sitting in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday found David Passaro guilty of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan. The jury convicted Passaro on three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one felony count of assault resulting in bodily injury, after prosecutors charged him with ...[read more]
August 17, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
A federal jury in Raleigh, North Carolina reached a partial verdict Wednesday in the trial of David Passaro, a CIA contractor accused of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan, but US District Judge Terrence Boyle sealed the decision and ordered the jury to continue deliberations on other charges ...[read more]
August 7, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The federal trial of David Passaro, a CIA contractor accused of abusing a detainee in Afghanistan, 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 wake of the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal. Passaro is the... ...[read more]
February 4, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
US District Judge Terrence Boyle from the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ruled that David Passaro, the first US civilian charged with prisoner abuse of a terror detainee, can present evidence at trial to show that he was following government orders. Passaro, a ...[read more]
October 23, 2005
by Jaime Jansen
The New York Times reported Sunday that federal prosecutors reviewing the involvement of CIA 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 believes the US military ...[read more]

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