December 4, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the district court's denial of a writ of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainee Abdul Razak Ali. Ali, who was captured in 2002 during an 18-day stay at a Pakistan guesthouse with al Qaeda-associated terrorist leader ...[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]
January 29, 2013
by Julia Zebley
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah on Monday asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to rule on whether Poland violated their client's rights by aiding the US in detaining and allegedly torturing Zubaydah in a secret CIA prison. Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda suspect, alleges that ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Brandon Gatto
Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee and alleged al Qaeda facilitator on Thursday filed a case against Lithuania in the European Court of Human Rights for torture and secret detention at a CIA-run location within the Baltic state. The claimant, Abu Zubaydah, is a Palestinian who was captured in ...[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]
December 16, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah on Thursday asked Polish prosecutors to investigate claims that he was abused in a secret CIA prison in the country. Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda suspect, alleges that he was transferred to Poland and subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques. ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A former CIA counter-terrorism agent alleges that top al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded prior to the issuance of legal memos justifying the practice, the BBC reported Monday. John Kiriakou, who was part of the CIA team that captured Zubaydah in Pakistan, said that the detainee was ...[read more]
February 7, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The federal judge presiding over the trial of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was seeking information about the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah around the time the CIA destroyed videotapes of the interrogations of terror suspects, including Zubaydah, according to court documents released in the ...[read more]
February 5, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The CIA has used waterboarding on only three detainees since September 11, 2001, CIA Director Michael Hayden told the US Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. Stipulating that the interrogation technique has not been used by the CIA in five years, Hayden for the first time named the me... ...[read more]
January 4, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
The CIA made plans to destroy videotapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects as early as 2003, according to correspondence made public by US Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) Thursday. In a February 2003 letter from Harman to the CIA general counsel, Harman referenced a congressional briefing where ...[read more]

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