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Ex-CIA agent convicted in rendition case arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - A former Central Intelligence Agency agent wanted in Italy after being convicted of illegally kidnapping an Egyptian cleric who was sent to Egypt under the Bush-era extraordinary rendition program has been arrested in Portugal.

Guantánamo detainees sue Poland over CIA rendition, torture

Strasbourg - Two terrorism suspects imprisoned in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are suing Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, alleging Warsaw's complicity in their torture at the hands of their American captors.

Panama cops arrest ex-CIA chief convicted of kidnapping in Italy

A former CIA station chief tried and convicted in Italy for the 2003 abduction of a suspected Egyptian terrorist has reportedly been arrested in Panama.

Op-Ed: 54 countries complicit in US rendition programs

After the 9/11 attacks, the CIA ran an extraordinary rendition program that shipped terror suspects to different countries where they were interrogated and often tortured.

European Court of Human Rights: CIA tortured, sodomized German

Strasbourg - Europe's highest human rights court has found that American and Macedonian agents tortured an innocent German citizen who was mistaken for an al-Qaeda operative.

UK Army medic training involves maiming live pigs as ‘casualties'

Injuring animals for military training is illegal in the UK under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 but the UK’s Ministry of Defence has its own form of extraordinary rendition by outsourcing to Denmark live firing to deliberately maim pigs.

HRW: US tortured Gaddafi opponents, rendered them to Libya

A new report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals that the United States government under George W. Bush tortured opponents of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi before transferring the prisoners to Libya for further torture.

AP uncovers CIA's secret prison in Romania

Citing anonymous former U.S. intelligence officials, the Associated Press revealed the basement of a Romanian government building in Bucharest codenamed Bright Light was the secret location of a CIA prison, but Romanian officials denied knowing about it.

US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Torture Appeal

SCOTUS doesn’t want to hear it. A torture lawsuit was dismissed due to the potential exposure of “state secrets," and the Supreme Court has declined to offer a reason for refusing to hear the appeal.

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