Further details of CIA torture of Detainees Emerges Ahead of Publication of Senate Intelligence CommitteeTuesday, 09 September 2014 11:39
Previously undisclosed accounts of brutality are allegedly contained in the Senate report. More can be read here.
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.
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.
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.
The White House is expected to declassify the 600-page summary in the next few days. More can be read here.
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.