Watching the Shadows

German torture case against CIA official

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for the torture of German citizen Khaled el-Masri.

Europe

Obama’s nuclear upgrade: Euro-missiles redux?

Revelation of Washington's plan to station missile-capable nuclear warheads in Germany was met with a Russian threat to deploy ballistic missiles in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.

Europe

Hungary to Syrian refugees: Stay out!

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, building a wall along the Serbian border and herding migrants into detainment camps, warned Syrian refugees to stay in Turkey.

Watching the Shadows

Poland to pay alleged CIA rendition victims

The Polish government processed payments to two terror suspects currently held by the US at Guantánamo Bay, who were apparently tortured at a CIA base in Poland.

Europe

Hungary drops proposed Internet tax law

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that his proposed Internet tax will be dropped after the legislation instating the tax sparked mass protests in Budapest.

Watching the Shadows

Gitmo detainees accuse Poland in CIA rendition

​Lawyers for two Guantánamo detainees, arguing before the European Court of Human Rights, accused Poland of providing a secret torture site for the CIA's "rendition" program.

Europe

Neo-Nazi pogrom targets Warsaw squatters

On Poland's Independence Day, masked far-right militants rioted in central Warsaw, attacking the city's bohemian district and two squatter buildings run as community centers.