Did the Australian government participate in the overseas detention and torture of one of its citizens? A new independent inquiry has answers.
The U.S. has said it will investigate only two out of almost 100 cases of alleged mistreatment of terrorism suspects by the CIA. But international investigations and legal action into the abuses mean the questions will not go away.
Mohammed El Sharkawi was detained without trial under Egypt's Emergency Law for nearly 16 years, and tortured in custody. Since his release, there has been no acknowledgement that his detention violated human rights.
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 Justice Initiative.
After a series of setbacks to efforts seeking accountability for CIA renditions, the European Parliament took an unexpected and positive step.
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.
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, detention, and torture on Polish soil.
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.
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 rights groups.