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What is torture?
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

Absence of visible daylight? Unsafe water? No watch or clock? No books, no television, no radio? In Arguelles v. United States AG, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 21034, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision to remove Freddy Arguelles... Read More

D.C. Circuit Majority: No New Cause Of Action Created By Alien Tort Statute, So No Claim Exists Against U.S. Officials Individually
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

Dissent Says a Cause of Action in the U.S. Would Exist Against Non-U.S. Officials for the Same Conduct By: Louis M. Solomon Akran Mohammed Ali, et al. v. Rumsfeld, et al. , No. 07-5178 (D.C. Cir. June 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Man's Detention In United Arab Emirates
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) American Civil Liberties Union lawyers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal intelligence agencies, accusing them of detaining and torturing an American citizen later convicted on terrorism charges in the... Read More

Judge Allows American To Sue Donald Rumsfeld Over Torture
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq. The lawsuit lays... Read More

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... Read More

7th Circuit Allows Another Torture Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals... Read More

Court: Victims Can Sue Ex-Somali Prime Minister
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a lawsuit against a former prime minister of Somalia over claims that he oversaw killings and torture in his home country. The high court said it will allow lawsuits against Mohamed... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The appeal asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the... Read More

Illinois Judge Won’t Toss Torture Suit Naming Rumsfeld
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO – (AP) A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss a civil lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of responsibility for the alleged torture by U.S. forces of two Americans who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm.... Read More

Ohio Man Faces Somali Torture Claim
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (AP) A former Somali military colonel now living in Ohio ordered the detention and torture of a lawyer and human rights advocate in Somalia in 1988, an ordeal that permanently crippled the victim, according to a federal lawsuit... Read More