Welcome to The APPG on Extraordinary Rendition

Andrew Tyrie MPAndrew Tyrie MP

 

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition was established by Andrew Tyrie in December 2005. It is a cross party grouping of MPs and Peers from the British parliament who have come together to examine extraordinary rendition and related issues.

 

The questions asked by... the All-Party Parliamentary Group are precisely the sort of parliamentary
interrogation and questioning that is wholly appropriate.


Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP, 21 February 2008

Justice Department attorneys will have until 12 December to offer its rationale for withholding as many as 2,100 previously undisclosed photographs depicting torture by members of the US military of detainees in overseas detention centres.  More can be read here.  

The United States' Position on Torture

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:27

An editorial by the New York Times urges President Obama to reject publicly the use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners anywhere in the world.  More can be read here.

According to one source quoted by McClatchy News, the report is "not about the White House.  It's not about the president.  It's not about criminal liability.  It's about the CIA's actions or inactions."  More can be read here.  

Alleged Libyan rendition victims Sami al-Saadi and Abdul Hakim Belhaj have requested that the Government disclose its policies governing when the Government and intelligence services can intercept confidential lawyer-client communications.  More can be read here.

Yunus Rahmatullah was detained and mistreated in Iraq by UK forces in 2004.  The Pakistani citizen was handed to US troops and subsequently rendered to Bagram in Afghanistan, where he was held for 10 years.  He has brought claims against the UK Government for its alleged role in his detention and mistreatment by UK personnel.  More can be read here and here.

The APPG has received an additional 42 pages of document production in response to its FOIA request of 17 November 2008.  The documents can be read here.

The ISC has issued a call for evidence for its forthcoming investigation into extraordinary rendition to examine issues raised by the now-defunct Detainee Inquiry.  More can be read here.

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