APPG on Extraordinary Rendition - APPG on Extraordinary Rendition - Welcome to extraordinaryrendition.org http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:53:43 +0000 MYOB en-gb Intelligence and Security Committee Issues Call for Evidence for Rendition Investigation http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/148-intelligence-and-security-committee-issues-call-for-evidence-for-rendition-investigation.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/148-intelligence-and-security-committee-issues-call-for-evidence-for-rendition-investigation.html

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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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:20:16 +0000
Further details of CIA torture of Detainees Emerges Ahead of Publication of Senate Intelligence Committee http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/147-further-details-of-cia-torture-of-detainees-emerges-ahead-of-publication-of-senate-intelligence-committee.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/147-further-details-of-cia-torture-of-detainees-emerges-ahead-of-publication-of-senate-intelligence-committee.html

Previously undisclosed accounts of brutality are allegedly contained in the Senate report.  More can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:39:45 +0000
FOI Request Raises Questions About Diego Garcia Weather That Allegedly Damaged Flight Records http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/146-foi-request-raises-questions-about-diego-garcia-weather-that-allegedly-damaged-flight-records.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/146-foi-request-raises-questions-about-diego-garcia-weather-that-allegedly-damaged-flight-records.html

According to the Foreign Office records, Diego Garcia received 3.25 inches of rain in the month of June, compared to an average of 5.4 inches of rain.  In response to a parliamentary question asked by Andrew Tyrie and Paul Flynn in July, the Foreign Office responded that Diego Garcia flight records had been water damaged due to 'extremely heavy weather in June 2014'.  More can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:09:12 +0000
Unanswered questions about 'black site' on Diego Garcia http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/144-unanswered-questions-about-black-site-on-diego-garcia.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/144-unanswered-questions-about-black-site-on-diego-garcia.html

Questions remain as to whether the British Government allowed the US to detain terror suspects on Diego Garcia.  More can be read here and here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:35:12 +0000
Andrew Tyrie Calls for the Truth on British Involvement in Rendition and Torture http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/143-andrew-tyrie-calls-for-the-truth-on-british-involvement-in-rendition-and-torture.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/143-andrew-tyrie-calls-for-the-truth-on-british-involvement-in-rendition-and-torture.html

In an editorial in the Independent, Andrew Tyrie asks 'Why is the truth on torture so long in coming'?  The article can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:54 +0000
UK Ambassador Met With US Senate Intelligence Committee Over Rendition Report http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/142-uk-ambassador-met-with-us-senate-intelligence-committee-over-rendition-report.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/142-uk-ambassador-met-with-us-senate-intelligence-committee-over-rendition-report.html

Freedom of Information records show that UK Ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott met with the US Senate Intelligence Committee 21 times throughout the Committee's investigation of rendition.  More can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:48:44 +0000
Release of Senate Intelligence Committee Report Expected Soon http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/141-release-of-senate-intelligence-committee-report-expected-soon.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/141-release-of-senate-intelligence-committee-report-expected-soon.html

The White House is expected to declassify the 600-page summary in the next few days.  More can be read here

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:19:54 +0000
'Poland Failed to Prevent Torture of Individuals Transferred to CIA 'black site', Court Rules http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/140-poland-failed-to-prevent-torture-of-individuals-transferred-to-cia-black-site-,-court-rules.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/140-poland-failed-to-prevent-torture-of-individuals-transferred-to-cia-black-site-,-court-rules.html

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the establishment of a secret 'black site' at Stare Kiejkuty, which operated between 2002 and 2005, where the CIA illegally detained and tortured terrorist suspects.  Two current Guantanamo detainees, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, were transferred from Thailand to Poland by the CIA and tortured at the black site between 2002 and 2003.  

This is the first case reviewed by the ECHR that involved accusations that a European country was complicit in the CIA rendition programme.  More can be read here and here.  The Court's press release can be read here.  The judgments can be read here and here.

 

 

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:42:55 +0000
Andrew Tyrie Asks Further Parliamentary Questions About Diego Garcia http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/139-andrew-tyrie-asks-further-parliamentary-questions-about-diego-garcia.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/139-andrew-tyrie-asks-further-parliamentary-questions-about-diego-garcia.html

More can be read here and here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:23:06 +0000
FCO Responds to Another Follow up Parliamentary Question about Diego Garcia Records http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/138-fco-responds-to-another-follow-up-parliamentary-question-about-diego-garcia-records.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/138-fco-responds-to-another-follow-up-parliamentary-question-about-diego-garcia-records.html

Paul Flynn MP asks about the reason for the water damage to the Diego Garcia flight records.  More can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:09:16 +0000