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European Court Once Again Demands Answers on CIA Black Sites, This Time from Romania

Romania is the second European country to face scrutiny from the European Court of Human Rights for hosting a secret CIA prison.

October 09, 2012
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European Court Wants Answers from Poland in CIA Black Site Case

The European Court of Human Rights is pressing Poland for information and documents in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi national who was imprisoned and tortured at a secret CIA detention center on its soil.

July 16, 2012
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Wall of Silence over CIA Abuse Faces European Court Challenge

The case of a German citizen wrongly seized in Macedonia and abused by the CIA in 2004 will be heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Wednesday, May 16.

May 10, 2012
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CIA Rendition Case Heads to Europe's Top Human Rights Judges

The case of a German citizen who was mistakenly seized in Macedonia and shipped in secret to Afghanistan for interrogation is to be heard on May 16 by the 17 judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

March 30, 2012
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Mistaken Identity, Rendition and Abuse: CIA Case Before Europe’s Top Court

The case of a German citizen who was mistakenly seized in Macedonia and shipped in secret to Afghanistan for interrogation is to be heard on May 16 by the 17 judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

February 07, 2012
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European Court Must Respond to Death Penalty for Guantanamo Case

Poland should be urged to intervene against a possible death penalty in the planned military trial of a defendant tortured on its soil.

September 28, 2011
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European Parliament Slams U.S. on Guantanamo Death Penalty Case

The European Parliament called on the U.S. to give Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri a fair trial in accordance with international standards of the rule of law. The resolution comes on the heels of a case filed by the Open Society...

June 09, 2011
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Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Kenyan Government Allegations

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the Kenyan government to immediately withdraw false allegations made before the Kenyan parliament with regard to the May 2010 deportation of Justice Initiative fellow Clara Gutteridge.

June 03, 2011
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