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USA: CIA sued over “extraordinary rendition”

Former CIA director George Tenet and other CIA officials are being sued under the US Alien Tort Claims Act, by a German citizen, Khaled El-Masri, who claims to have been wrongfully abducted by the CIA in Macedonia and transported to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan where he was ill-treated. This is the first legal […]

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Note by the Secretary-General, A/59/319, September 1, 2004

1. Violations of the right to life of persons belonging to national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities or because of their sexual orientation. 60. The Special Rapporteur has continued to receive reports of persons having been subjected to death threats or who were extrajudicially killed because of their sexual orientation. During her visit to Afghanistan, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, E/CN.4/2003/3/Add.4, February 3, 2003, Mission to Afghanistan (13 to 23 October 2002)

36. (…) Several reports were received of summary trials of homosexuals, who were convicted and buried alive in the ground during the period of the Taliban;[60] link to the full text of the Report: Report-SR Extrajudicial Executions-mission Afghanistan-2003-eng Footnotes    (↵ returns to text) Please note that this case is also mentioned in the reports of […]