July 12, 2007
by Michael Sung
Jonathan 'Jack' Idema, an American civilian convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture as a rogue vigilante in Afghanistan in 2004, filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press Thursday, alleging that AP defamed, libeled, and slandered him. He also alleged that AP distributed photographs... ...[read more]
June 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
The warden of a prison where Jonathan 'Jack' Idema, the last of three imprisoned US citizens convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture in Afghanistan in 2004, confirmed Idema's release Wednesday, saying that Idema left Afghanistan shortly after his release on June 2. Idema, a former... ...[read more]
April 10, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Former US Green Beret Jonathan 'Jack' Idema, the last of three US citizens jailed in 2004 on charges of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, will reportedly be released from an Afghan prison soon. Idema, US journalist Edward Caraballo, and ex-servicemen Brent Bennett ente... ...[read more]
April 30, 2006
by Stefanie Presley
US journalist Edward Caraballo, one of three US citizens jailed in 2004 on charges of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, was released Sunday from Kabul's Pul-i-Charki prison by presidential decree. Caraballo, former US Green Beret Jonathan Idema, and ex-servicemen Brett Benn... ...[read more]
March 31, 2005
by Amit Patel
An appeals court in Afghanistan has reduced the sentences of three US citizens who had been convicted of torturing Afghans and running a private jail in Kabul. The three men, Jonathan Idema, Brent Bennett and Edward Caraballo, who were in Afghanistan on a freelance terrorist hunt, were arrested ...[read more]

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