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Lawsuit Calls on European Court to Intervene in Guantánamo Death Penalty Case

The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the European Court of Human Rights to instruct Poland to intervene by June 30 against possible capital charges for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was tortured on Polish soil.

May 10, 2011
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United States Should Release Information on CIA Black Site to Polish Prosecutor, Says Rights Group

The U.S. government should comply with requests from Polish prosecutors for legal assistance and information regarding Guantanamo detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was imprisoned and tortured on Polish soil, said the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 26, 2011
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Rights Groups Challenge Detention without Charge or Trial in Egypt

Egypt’s administrative detention policy is being challenged before the African Commission in a case filed last month by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

December 14, 2010
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Polish Prosecutor Recognizes Guantanamo Prisoner as Victim in CIA Black Site Investigation

The Polish prosecutor's office has granted Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri status as a victim in a pending criminal investigation into a CIA black site in Poland, following a complaint brought by lawyers working with the Open Society...

October 27, 2010
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Top European Court Demands Answers on CIA Rendition

Macedonia has become the first government called to account for its collaboration with the CIA's extraordinary rendition program before an international tribunal.

October 14, 2010
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Lawyers for Rendition Victim Intervene in Polish Investigation of CIA Black Sites

Lawyers cooperating with the Open Society Justice Initiative have filed an application demanding that the Appellate Prosecutor in Warsaw investigate and prosecute the people responsible for Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s transfer,...

September 21, 2010
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CIA Rendition Case Reaches Top European Court

The European Court of Human Rights will consider the case of a German citizen who was kidnapped and beaten in connection with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, the Open Society Justice Initiative revealed today.

June 14, 2010
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U.S. Should Publicly Admit to Wrongful Rendition

The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the U.S. to publicly confirm that the extraordinary rendition of Khaled El-Masri was a mistake.

May 11, 2010
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