APPG on Extraordinary Rendition - APPG on Extraordinary Rendition - Welcome to extraordinaryrendition.org http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org Sun, 01 May 2016 05:30:50 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb FOI release: UK Officer in Charge and ship and aircraft movements Diego Garcia http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/183-foi-release-uk-officer-in-charge-and-ship-and-aircraft-movements-diego-garcia.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/183-foi-release-uk-officer-in-charge-and-ship-and-aircraft-movements-diego-garcia.html

The FCO have released information about Diego Garcia - specifically UK/US protocol on aircraft and ship movements. 

The documents can be found here

 

 

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:42:59 +0000
PETER OBORNE: The torture timebomb that could see Jack Straw and an MI6 chief in the dock http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/182-peter-oborne-the-torture-timebomb-that-could-see-jack-straw-and-an-mi6-chief-in-the-dock.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/182-peter-oborne-the-torture-timebomb-that-could-see-jack-straw-and-an-mi6-chief-in-the-dock.html

Peter Oborne discuss the rendition of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj. 

The article can be found here.

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:48:19 +0000
APPGER Chairman, Andrew Tyrie MP, talks to Radio 4 about rendition http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/181-appger-chairman,-andrew-tyrie-mp,-talks-to-radio-4-about-rendition.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/181-appger-chairman,-andrew-tyrie-mp,-talks-to-radio-4-about-rendition.html

The Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, Andrew Tyrie MP, spoke to Peter Oborne on Radio 4's - Week in Westminster.  The interview concerned the latest on the Intelligence and Security Committee’s investigation into rendition and the group’s legal work in the United States. 

The interview can be found here

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:27:47 +0000
KEY DOCUMENTS BLOCKED BY FCO http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/180-appger-s-us-litigation-uncovers-new-information-about-rendition.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/180-appger-s-us-litigation-uncovers-new-information-about-rendition.html

The APPGER have discovered that key documents relating to UK involvement in rendition and torture are being blocked by the FCO. The APPGER has been conducting litigation in the US since 2008, in order to discover the full nature of UK involvement in rendition. The US State Department provided a document that shows that 11 files - high level correspondence between the UK and US - have been blocked for release by the FCO.

For the full story, click here

To download the US court papers, click here

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Sat, 05 Mar 2016 14:20:20 +0000
Former MI5 officer seeks permission to give evidence to the ISC about torture. http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/177-former-mi5-officer-seeks-permission-to-give-evidence-to-the-isc-about-torture.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/177-former-mi5-officer-seeks-permission-to-give-evidence-to-the-isc-about-torture.html

A former senior intelligence officer is seeking permission to give evidence to the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC). The officer is to say that the Security Service was aware of the abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The full story can be read here

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:44:13 +0000
Intelligence and Security Committee – Work Priorities Statement http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/178-intelligence-and-security-committee-work-priorities-statement.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/178-intelligence-and-security-committee-work-priorities-statement.html

The new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), Dominic Grieve, has set out the Committee’s work priorities. He stated:

Our longer-term priority is the substantial Inquiry into the role of the UK Government and Security and Intelligence Agencies in relation to detainee treatment and rendition, where there are still unanswered questions”

The full statement can be read here

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ed.smith@parliament.uk (Edward Smith) News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:53:30 +0000
Intelligence and Security Committee Issues Statement on Redactions to the US Senate Intelligence Committee Report http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/175-intelligence-and-security-committee-issues-statement-on-redactions-to-the-us-senate-intelligence-committee-report.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/175-intelligence-and-security-committee-issues-statement-on-redactions-to-the-us-senate-intelligence-committee-report.html

The Committee concluded that allegations that the UK may have requested redactions to the Senate report to conceal involvement in rendition were unfounded.  It noted, however, that it had only seen the Agencies' internal file notes, but not the specific redactions proposed by the CIA.  The statement can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:13:44 +0000
Foreign Affairs Committee Seeks Answers over Use of British Territory in renditions http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/174-foreign-affairs-committee-seeks-answers-over-use-of-british-territory-in-renditions.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/174-foreign-affairs-committee-seeks-answers-over-use-of-british-territory-in-renditions.html

The Foreign Affairs Committee has published its correspondence with the Foreign Secretary concerning the use of British territory, including Diego Garcia, in the CIA rendition programme.  The correspondence can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:37:01 +0000
New Claims Emerge that CIA Did Use Diego Garcia as a Transit and Interrogation Site http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/173-new-claims-emerge-that-cia-did-use-diego-garcia-as-a-transit-and-interrogation-site.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/173-new-claims-emerge-that-cia-did-use-diego-garcia-as-a-transit-and-interrogation-site.html

The claims were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an interview with Vice News.  More can be read here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:46:10 +0000
BBC Radio 4 Broadcasts 'CIA Torture: What did Britain Know?' http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/172-bbc-radio-4-broadcasts-cia-torture-what-did-britain-know.html http://www.extraordinaryrendition.org/news/item/172-bbc-radio-4-broadcasts-cia-torture-what-did-britain-know.html

Radio 4 investigates the extent of British complicity in the CIA's programme of kidnap and torture.  Andrew Tyrie's comments are included.  The programme can be heard here.

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roger.ventana@btinternet.com (Janice Lam) News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:52:05 +0000