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Federal Court Orders U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Explain Withholding of Khashoggi Tape and Report

The court found that official acknowledgements—including President Trump's own statements—prevented the government from refusing to acknowledge that it is withholding records and audio tapes about the slain journalist.

December 08, 2020
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Trump Administration Withholds Khashoggi Records, Biden Must End Cover-up and Commit to Transparency

After the Trump administration has failed to release meaningful records, President-elect Biden can demonstrate his administration’s commitment to human rights by releasing records on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

November 19, 2020
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Justice Initiative Sues Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Khashoggi Report

The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to immediately make public its assessment of who is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

August 19, 2020
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Justice Initiative Warns against Dropping Inquiry Demand in CIA Kidnap Case

The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging continued European pressure on North Macedonia to properly investigate its role in the kidnapping, torture and rendition to Afghanistan of Khaled el-Masri, a German national, as required by a landmark 2012 ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

November 26, 2019
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Federal Court Issues First Decision Against U.S. Government in Khashoggi Records Case

A federal district court in New York issued its first judgement on Open Society Justice Initiative’s lawsuit seeking the immediate release of government records related to Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

August 07, 2019
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Justice Initiative Seeks Release of Unpublished Research on UK Government's Counter-Extremism Strategy

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UK government to publish expert research that appears to challenge the effectiveness of its controversial "Prevent" counter-extremism strategy.

June 20, 2019
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German Court Ruling on U.S. Drone Strikes Leaves Victim’s Son without Redress

A German court has rejected the complaint of a Somali herdsman over the death of his father in a U.S. drone strike in 2012, in a case that highlighted the role of U.S. facilities in Germany in the drone program.

March 19, 2019
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Open Society Justice Initiative Joins Call for Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. human rights and media freedom groups are calling on Washington for immediate concrete steps to pursue justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist brutally murdered in Istanbul in October last year.

February 07, 2019
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