APPG Annual General Meeting – November 23rd

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition will hold its Annual General Meeting on November 23rd at 6pm, in Meeting Room P of Portcullis House.

Andrew Tyrie warns UK against backslide to torture under Trump

APPG Chairman Andrew Tyrie appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the implications of Donald Trump’s statements on torture for British policy. He warned that Britain should avoid any return to the rendition and torture programme that was put in place after the 9/11 attacks.

ISC fails to answer APPG letter on rendition inquiry: Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne at the Daily Mail has criticised the Intelligence and Security Committee’s (ISC) “shameful” failure to respond to a letter sent by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition more than three months ago. The letter sought assurances on the ISC’s inquiry into rendition and torture, including its handling of the Libyan rendition cases.

Dissident rendered to Libya challenges UK decision not to prosecute

Anti-Gaddafi dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, have launched a claim for judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to charge anyone over their 2004 rendition to Libya, reports the Guardian.

Ex-CIA officers to be questioned in US torture case

A US federal judge has ruled that two former CIA officials must answer questions under oath about the agency’s interrogations of terror suspects, reports the Washington Post.

ISC inquiry and the Libya rendition investigation

The Rt Hon Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, has written to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. The letter concerns the ISC's inquiry into rendition and Operation Lydd -- the police investigation into the rendition of Libyan dissidents. It can be found here.

Richard Norton-Taylor at the Guardian reported on the letter. His article can be found here.

CPS decision on Libya renditions: Andrew Tyrie comments

Rt Hon Andrew Tyrie MP comments on the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge anyone with a criminal offence in connection with allegations made concerning the movement and alleged ill treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and Khadija Al Saadi and his wife and children from South East Asia to Libya in 2004.

The torture timebomb that could see Jack Straw and an MI6 chief in the dock: Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne discuss the rendition of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj. 

The article can be found here.