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Accountability for U.S. Torture — But in Poland

Accountability for U.S. Torture — But in Poland

By Anna Estevao, National Security Project at 1:21pm
A Polish investigation into CIA black sites has made a meaningful step towards accountability for torture. Zbigniew Siematkowski, former chief of Polish intelligence services, has reportedly been charged with "unlawful deprivation of liberty" and "corporal punishment" against prisoners of war for facilitating the CIA's torture of terror suspects in Poland. Jameel Jaffer, ACLU Deputy Legal Director, had this reaction:
Secrecy Without Sense: State Department Censors Cables Already Published by WikiLeaks

Secrecy Without Sense: State Department Censors Cables Already Published by WikiLeaks

By Anna Estevao, National Security Project & Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 9:27pm

For the first time, the government has acknowledged that the WikiLeaks release contains authentic State Department cables.

ACLU Sues Government to Find Out Secret Interpretation of Patriot Act

ACLU Sues Government to Find Out Secret Interpretation of Patriot Act

By Anna Estevao, National Security Project at 12:44pm

We believe the public has a right to know how the government is interpreting a law that is carried out in secret and applies to all Americans.

State Dept. Cables? WikiLeaks Documents? What? Where?

By Anna Estevao, National Security Project at 1:07pm

Last month, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the State Department’s failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the declassification of 23 leaked State Department cables. These cables have already been…

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