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Germany Urged to Aid El-Masri's Quest for Justice

In a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Open Society Justice Initiative requested confirmation that the U.S. privately admitted to making an error in Khaled El-Masri's case.

May 11, 2010
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Fresh Evidence Shows Polish Government, CIA Cooperation on Renditions

Human rights groups have obtained official flight records confirming that at least six CIA rendition flights landed in Poland in 2003, revealing details of a cover-up by U.S. and Polish authorities.

February 22, 2010
Press release

Rights Groups Demand Investigation of CIA's Extraordinary Rendition Program

Lawsuits against Germany, United States, and Macedonia seek justice for Khaled El Masri, a German citizen rendered to Afghanistan and tortured by the CIA, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative, who met with partner organizations in...

June 12, 2008
Press release

Open Society Justice Initiative Applauds Torture Ruling

With Saadi v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights has reaffirmed the European Convention ban on deporting people to countries where they are at risk of being tortured, in a decision hailed the Open Society Justice Initiative and other human...

April 15, 2008
Advocacy update

Khashoggi FOIA Case Documents Available Online

The Open Society Justice Initiative has begun to publish online materials released by the U.S. government, in response to a Freedom of Information Act petition seeking the release of records relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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