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Italy president grants partial pardon to ex-CIA officer
Italian President Sergio Mattarella granted a partial pardon Tuesday for ex-CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa related to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric form a Milan street in 2003. The cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, "was taken to Egypt for que (More)
UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , Ban called the legal prohibition of torture "crystal clear (More)
CIA declassifies files on detention and interrogation program
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday declassified 50 documents related to its detention and Interrogation program pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This several hundred-page release covers internal CIA documents (More)
Ex-CIA agent to be extradited to Italy following unsuccessful appeal
Former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Sabrina de Sousa will be extradited to Italy to serve a four-year prison sentence following a ruling by Portugal's Constitutional Court on Wednesday. De Sousa filed an appeal in April, a last a (More)
Federal judge rules lawsuit against creators of CIA interrogation program may proceed
A federal judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit against two former military psychologists who developed the CIA's interrogation program under George W. Bush may proceed. US District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush of the US District Court of the Ea (More)
CIA agent appeals Italy extradition order to Portugal constitutional court
Former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Sabrina de Sousa filed an appeal in Portugal's Constitutional Court Monday in a last attempt to prevent her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her involvement in a US extraor (More)
Europe rights court condemns Italy for role in rendition case
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday condemned Italy for their role in the 2003 kidnapping situation in connection with the US extraordinary rendition program. The court stated that Italy failed to perform their duty to protect some (More)
HRW urges prosecution of CIA officials for post-9/11 torture
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Monday for the criminal prosecution of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other US government officials for their participation in torture programs following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The repo (More)
Meshal v. Higgenbotham: Do All Lives Really Matter To Our Courts?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent decision in Meshal v. Higgenbotham... In the Meshal decision on Friday, October 23, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit found (as di (More)
Germany rights group files criminal complaint against high-ranking CIA official
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) on Monday filed a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for mistreatment of Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen who was detained and allegedly tortured for four months (More)
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