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2009-08-24 11:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies, which was created pursuant to Executive Order 13491 on Jan. 22, 2009, has proposed that the Obama Administration establish a specialized interrogation group to bring together officials from law enforcement, the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense to conduct interrogations in a manner that will strengthen...

2009-04-28 15:55:00

Government Cannot Claim State Secrets To Deny Torture Victims Day In Court NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today ruled that a landmark American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. for its role in the Bush administration's unlawful extraordinary rendition program can go forward. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court dismissal of the lawsuit, brought on behalf of five men who were...

2008-08-11 03:00:31

Excerpt from report by Cyrus Ombati and Brian Adero entitled: "Strange mission at Wilson Airport" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 11 August; subheadings inserted editorially Strange and unscheduled military planes from the US have in the last two months been making secretive night landings in Kenya, in what are feared as missions to move terror suspects from the country. The night landings of US planes at Nairobi's Wilson Airport, carrying...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

The Government has a moral and legal obligation to ensure American planes entering Britain and using airports, including Birmingham, are not part of the "rendition circuit", a senior parliamentary committee has insisted. It has been claimed that at least three US "rendition" flights carrying possible foreign detainees may have refuelled at Birmingham International Airport - twice in September 2002 and again a year later. A report yesterday by the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee urges the...

2006-07-28 09:26:04

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights body told Washington on Friday that any "secret detention" centers for terrorism suspects it operated abroad violated international law and should be shut immediately. Saying it had "credible and uncontested" reports of such jails, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said the United States appeared to have been detaining people "secretly and in secret places for months and years." "The state party should immediately...

2006-07-27 09:25:49

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - The United States denied on Thursday that it had broken British air transport procedures after London complained about U.S. flights through a Scottish airport taking bombs to Israel. A newspaper said Britain had agreed to allow Washington to fly more weapons to Israel via its airports despite Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett saying she was "not happy" about Washington failing to comply with procedures for such flights. The Israel-bound arms...

2006-07-25 12:26:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said on Tuesday it has appealed the dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by a German of Lebanese origin who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA. The ACLU, which represents Khaled el-Masri in the suit against former CIA Director George Tenet and CIA agents, asked the federal appellate court in Richmond, Virginia, to overturn a May 18 ruling by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis tossing out Masri's case as a risk to...

2006-07-20 11:44:43

MILAN (Reuters) - A prosecutor has asked Italy's new justice minister to request the extradition of more than 20 CIA agents over the alleged kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in 2003, a judicial source said on Thursday. Prosecutors had already lodged a request for the extradition of 22 suspected U.S. agents with the government of conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi but it was rejected. Berlusconi's government lost a national election in April to the center left led by Prime...

2006-07-07 09:36:03

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - Prosecutors questioned the jailed deputy director of Italy's military spy agency on Friday, two days after arresting him on suspicion of involvement in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in 2003. Marco Mancini, arrested on Wednesday, has said through his lawyer that he had nothing to do with the alleged "rendition" of Muslim cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar. Prosecutors believe a CIA-led team grabbed Nasr off...

2006-07-06 05:11:20

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - For two years, European investigators probing alleged CIA abuses in the war on terrorism have been searching for a "smoking gun" and someone to put in the dock. With Wednesday's arrest of two Italian intelligence officials suspected of involvement in the alleged CIA kidnap of a terrorism suspect, they have set out on a new and significant track that could embarrass both Rome and Washington. The two men appear to be the...


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