September 18, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday urging him to suspend Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse by CIA interrogators. The letter, signed by former directors Michael Hayden, Porter ...[read more]
July 21, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Chief judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia Royce Lamberth found Monday that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) committed fraud in its efforts to keep documents related to eavesdropping allegations a secret. The judge ruled that the CIA must unseal more than 200 documents ...[read more]
October 15, 2008
by Caitlin Price
Two classified memos sent from the Bush administration to the CIA in 2003 and 2004 explicitly sanctioned the use of certain harsh interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The documents were reportedly first requested by then-CIA director George ...[read more]
May 18, 2007
by Michael Sung
Khaled El-Masri, the German citizen allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in 2003, is suspected of arson at a wholesale market in Germany and has been ordered by a judge to be admitted to a psychiatric institution, according to the German police Thursday. Manfred Gnjidic, El-Masri's lawyer, told AP ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
Former CIA director George Tenet repeatedly denied that torture has been used during interrogations of terror suspects in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes that aired Sunday. Tenet said that no one has ever died as a result of interrogation sessions and responded that he does not talk abou... ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Ben Davis: Taking together the report of the Justice Department filing to reduce access of lawyers to GITMO detainee clients, the medical establishment's approach to those detainees, and snippets of George Tenet's interview on 60 Minutes about his new book, one can see that these deta... ...[read more]
March 12, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, says that the El-Masri v. Tenet ruling represents a dangerous trend in state secrets cases towards immunity from litigation at the discretion of... ...[read more]
July 25, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Tuesday it has appealed the dismissal of a highly publicized lawsuit brought by the ACLU against CIA Director George Tenet and other agency officials and employees on behalf of Khalid el-Masri, a Lebanese born German citizen who claims that the US ...[read more]
May 19, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Khaled el-Masri v. George Tenet, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis III, May 18, 2006. Read the full text of the order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
May 18, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
A federal judge Thursday dismissed a highly-publicized lawsuit brought by the ACLU against CIA Director George Tenet and other agency officials and employees on behalf of Khalid El-Masri, a German national who alleges that he was kidnapped in Macedonia in 2003 in an instance of extraordinary ...[read more]

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