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 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]
March 12, 2014
by William Helbling
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld guilty verdicts against three US defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect. The three Americans are CIA agents who participated in the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Monday dismissed the convictions of five Italian agents related to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. The five agents included the former... ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Addison Morris
Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, who was kidnapped in Milan as part of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program, was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday by an Italian court after being convicted in absentia of terror charges. Under the CIA's ...[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 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr has gone on trial in absentia in Italy on charges of criminal association with the goal of terrorism and aiding illegal emigration with the goal of terrorism, based on an investigation from 2002. Before the investigation could be concluded and charges ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Italian president Giorgio Napolitano on Friday pardoned US Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano of his conviction related to the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Joseph Romano was security ...[read more]
February 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Milan appeals court on Tuesday sentenced Niccolo Pollari, the former Italian spy chief, to 10 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of a terror suspect as part of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program. Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
At least 54 countries participated in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) overseas detention and rendition of at least 136 people, the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) reported Tuesday. According to the report, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the CIA began a secret ...[read more]

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