The Court of Appeals ruled that state immunity does not bar Abdul Hakim Belhaj's case for damages against the UK Government for its alleged role in his rendition to Libya. The Government previously argued that allowing the case to proceed would damage international relations, an argument that the Court has rejected. More can be read here and here.
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.
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.
Pakistani Man Rendered to Afghanistan Challenging UK Government's Role in His Detention and Mistreatment in IraqWednesday, 01 October 2014 15:04
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.