At a Heny Jackson Society event held on 30 September 2013, former CIA Director Michael Hayden reflected on the extraordinary rendition programme and its consequences. The full transcript of the talk can be found here.
US Special Operations forces captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, also known as Abu Anas al-Libi, in Tripoli on 5 October 2013 and secretly removed him from the country. He was wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. US officials say that Ruqai will be brought before a US federal criminal court relatively quickly and will not be held incommunicado indefinitely or transferred to a third country for interrogation. President Obama has barred the use of extraordinary rendition but reserved the right to capture and render some suspects for trial in the United States. More can be read here.
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay, has filed a complaint with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) accuisng the UK secuirty services of preventing his release due to defamatory statements. More can be read here.
UNA-UK wrote a letter to Andrew Tyrie MP to highlight its concerns over rendition allegations involving the UK. More can be read here.
Neither Just Nor Secure, written by Andrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC and published by Centre for Policy Studies in January 2013, wins Prospect Think Tank Award for UK Publication of the Year. More can be read here.
As the Justice and Security Act soon comes into effect, the Guardian provides an overview of the how and why of closed material procedures. Read more here.
Inverness airport may have been used in 2008 as a stopover for a rendition flight by a private American aircraft. More can be read here.