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2006-06-14 08:37:45

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights group backed accusations that the CIA ran secret transfer flights known as "renditions," and that European countries were...

2006-06-14 08:24:03

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights group backed accusations that the CIA ran secret transfer flights known as "renditions," and that European countries were...

2006-06-14 07:03:54

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights groups backed accusations that the U.S. Central lntelligence Agency ran secret transfer flights and that European countries...

2006-06-13 20:14:12

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights groups backed accusations that the U.S. Central lntelligence Agency ran secret transfer flights and that European countries...

2006-04-08 21:56:31

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The United States, accused by Amnesty International of twice using Croatia as a stopover point for terrorism suspects, never informed the government about such landings, Croatia's president said on Saturday. "We wish to know why our territory is used, if it is used," Croatian President Stjepan Mesic told Reuters during a visit to San Francisco. "A part of my constitutional powers is also the appointment of the heads of the intelligence...

2006-04-04 18:28:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International accused the United States on Wednesday of using front companies to transfer individuals to countries where they have faced torture or ill-treatment. The fresh charges come after months of allegations by campaigners who say the Central Intelligence Agency transports terrorism suspects outside normal legal channels to countries where they could be tortured under interrogation. Washington says it does sometimes transfer...

2006-03-17 15:51:25

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister used a Saint Patrick's Day visit to hammer home to President George W. Bush concerns about secret CIA flights through his country and treatment of inmates at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo. Prime Minister Bertie Ahern raised the issue of rendition, the controversial U.S. practice of moving terrorism suspects from one country to another, in White House talks on Friday, saying he had pressed for "more transparency."...

2006-02-23 09:40:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Human rights activists urged the U.S. Congress to follow European Union lawmakers in launching a probe into the alleged cases of abduction of prisoners by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Europe. In the second meeting of their probe committee, EU lawmakers heard rights groups who were among the first last year to accuse the CIA of running secret prisons and transporting prisoners in Europe. "Hearings on secret CIA detentions and rendition of terrorist...

2006-01-26 06:40:00

BRUSSELS -- European Union lawmakers vowed on Thursday to press U.S. and European ministers to appear before an inquiry into alleged secret CIA prisons in Europe but acknowledged they had no authority to compel them. Speaking as a specially created European Parliament committee held its first session, members said they would try to use political pressure to uncover the truth about allegations that the U.S. intelligence service carried out abductions and "rendition" flights and ran secret...

2006-01-18 21:35:27

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain believes the CIA's reported secret transfer of terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation is illegal, according to a leaked government document published on Thursday. The Foreign Office memo says the practice, known as extraordinary rendition, "could never be legal" if the detainee is at risk of torture, according to extracts printed in the Guardian newspaper. It adds that British cooperation "would also be illegal if we knew of the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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