March 20, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
A military court in Warsaw on Thursday cleared four Polish soldiers of war crimes violations in Afghanistan. The trial began in February 2009. The soldiers were prosecuted for violating provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which provide protection for civilian villages that pose no threat to ...[read more]
January 22, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
As part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp (USHMM backgrounder), UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Wednesday called for an examination of why genocide continues to be perpetrated in some parts of the world. Titled " ...[read more]
July 27, 2014
by William Helbling
The European Court of Human Rights handed down two rulings finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects. Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday reported that the ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
The head of Germany's special Nazi war crimes agency, Kurt Schrimm, announced Monday that his office would soon turn over to state prosecutors the results of investigations into war crimes allegedly committed by several former concentration camp guards. As many as 20 men and women could be ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Prosecutors investigating allegations of a CIA secret prison in a Polish forest announced on Friday that they will be looking further into recent developments surrounding the so-called "black site." According to the Washington Post, two senior CIA officials were seen delivering cardboard boxes ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Lawyers for two Guantanamo detainees, arguing before the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, accused Poland of serving as a secret torture site for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) extraordinary rendition program. The case involves 48-year-old Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles ( ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Poland formally requested that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) hold an upcoming December 3 hearing regarding Poland's complicity in US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) secret detention facilities in private. The ECHR is scheduled for a public hearing on whether Poland hosted a secret ...[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]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]

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