Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Publicly Rebukes CIA for Obstructing Senate Investigation of RenditionWednesday, 12 March 2014 11:00
Senator Dianne Feinstein accuses the intelligence agency of intimidating the Committee staff members after it referred the staff to the Justice Department for investigation. The full text of her speech can be read here.
Members of the APPG on Extraordinary Rendition wrote to the Intelligence and Security Committee with suggestions for its forthcoming investigation into rendition. More can be read here.
The New York Times provides further background on current allegations that the CIA investigated Senate staff members who were compiling the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on rendition. More can be read here.
CIA Inspector General Conducting Inquiry Into Conduct of Agency Employees Regarding Rendition ReportWednesday, 05 March 2014 11:06
Members of Congress have complained that CIA employees were improperly monitoring the work of Senate Intelligence Committee staff working on the report of the CIA's detention and interrogation programme. More can be read here.
A group of leading NGOs in the US have written to Senator Dianne Feinstein and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss calling for the declassification and publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on extraordinary rendition, with as few redactions as possible. The NGOs also urge publication of the CIA's response and any minority views. More can be read here.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the CIA last November seeking release of three reports on the extraordinary rendition programme, reports that the CIA is considering the release of two of the three reports. The release would take place on 22 May. More can be read here.
The black site, where a number of terrorist suspects were held, including Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, allegedly operated from 2002 to 2003. More can be read here.