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]
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 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]
February 14, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 14, 2007, the European Parliament voted 382-256 to approve a report condemning member states for cooperating with the CIA in operating illegal secret prisons and extraordinary rendition flights in Europe. The report condemned the European countries who allowed the CIA to forcibly ...[read more]
February 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Iraqi government is operating secret prisons, and suspects held in Iraqi custody have been systematically tortured since before the 2003 US invasion, according to a Tuesday report from Amnesty International (AI). The report, "Broken Bodies, Tortured Minds: Abuse and Neglect of Detainees in ...[read more]
December 29, 2010
by Aman Kakar
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights announced Tuesday that the US government has refused to provide legal cooperation to Polish prosecutors investigating whether Saudi terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was tortured in a secret CIA prison in Poland. According to the letter sent by Polish ...[read more]
October 27, 2010
by Ann Riley
Polish prosecutors investigating the secret CIA prison in Poland on Wednesday gave Saudi terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri victim status, recognizing the validity of his claims that he was mistreated by interrogators. According to ex-CIA officials, al-Nashiri, accused of bombing the USS Cole ...[read more]

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