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.
Lithuanian Court Finds that Saudi Arabian National Has Right to Investigation Into His Alleged Torture at CIA Secret PrisonMonday, 03 February 2014 11:03
Lithuanian prosecutors previously refused to investigate the claims of Saudi Arabian citizen Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, who was allegedly held in a secret CIA prison in Lithuania between 2004 and 2006. The court found that al-Hawsawi's claims violations of international law and his rights under the Lithuanian Constitution. More can be read here.
The ISC will examine issues raised by the Gibson Inquiry's interim report on extraordinary rendition. The ISC's statement can be read here.