August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ten victims of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program have signed an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to declassify the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the program. The letter, which was coordinated by international human ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by G. Redd
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced Monday that it will hear a case against Poland for allegedly acquiescing to the torture of extradited prisoners by CIA agents. This case, brought by Abu Zubaydah, is the second case in which a detainee has brought charges against a third party ...[read more]
June 26, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Human Rights Monitoring Institute on Tuesday urged Lithuania to reopen its investigation into secret CIA prisons that may have operated in the country from 2001-2006. In 2010 Lithuania launched an investigation into illegal detentions but closed it a year later. ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Defense lawyers for the five accused 9/11 conspirators petitioned a US military judge at Guantanamo Bay on Monday to preserve the prisons where the defendants were held as evidence. The defendants claim that they were tortured during their time held in secret CIA prisons. This is one of the many ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 5, 2008, the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced that the Polish government would investigate claims that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was operating a prison in Poland. The alleged prison was said to be part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. The Legal ...[read more]
March 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The former head of the Polish Intelligence Agency may face charges for his assistance of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in operating a secret prison in Poland. Zbigniew Siemiatkowski told a Polish newspaper on Tuesday that he could face charges for his association with the prison and the ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Lithuania must reopen the investigation into secret CIA prisons in light of new evidence, Amnesty International (AI) insisted Thursday. AI cited evidence of rendition flights of Abu Zubaydah in 2005 revealed earlier this year by Reprieve, a London-based human rights organization. AI counter- ...[read more]
September 6, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg on Monday urged Lithuania, Poland and Romania to investigate the roles their governments played in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program of "secret detention and torture" of terrorism suspects. According to ...[read more]
May 10, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Lawyers for accused USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri said Tuesday that they have filed suit against Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over his alleged torture at a secret CIA prison in the country. Last month, the US Department of Defense (DOD) announced that al-Nashiri ...[read more]
March 28, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Polish prosecutors investigating an alleged secret CIA prison announced Monday that they are asking US officials to question two Guantanamo Bay detainees who claim they were held and abused at the site. The lawyers submitted their request, which includes a list of questions they would like the ...[read more]

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