The United States' Position on Torture

An editorial by the New York Times urges President Obama to reject publicly the use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners anywhere in the world.

 

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Senate report on torture allegedly fails to assess responsibility of Bush administration officials

According to one source quoted by McClatchy News, the report is "not about the White House.  It's not about the president.  It's not about criminal liability.  It's about the CIA's actions or inactions."

 

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Rendition victims ask Government to publish policies on interception of confidential communications

Alleged Libyan rendition victims Sami al-Saadi and Abdul Hakim Belhaj have requested that the Government disclose its policies governing when the Government and intelligence services can intercept confidential lawyer-client communications.

 

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Pakistani Man Rendered to Afghanistan Challenging UK Government's Role in His Detention and Mistreatment in Iraq

Yunus Rahmatullah was detained and mistreated in Iraq by UK forces in 2004.  The Pakistani citizen was handed to US troops and subsequently rendered to Bagram in Afghanistan, where he was held for 10 years.  He has brought claims against the UK Government for its alleged role in his detention and mistreatment by UK personnel.  More can be read here and here.

US State Department Releases Further Documents In Response to APPG's 2008 FOI Request

The APPG has received an additional 42 pages of document production in response to its FOIA request of 17 November 2008.

 

The documents can be read here.

Intelligence and Security Committee Issues Call for Evidence for Rendition Investigation

The ISC has issued a call for evidence for its forthcoming investigation into extraordinary rendition to examine issues raised by the now-defunct Detainee Inquiry.

 

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Further details of CIA torture of Detainees Emerges Ahead of Publication of Senate Intelligence Committee

Previously undisclosed accounts of brutality are allegedly contained in the Senate report.  More can be read here.

FOI Request Raises Questions About Diego Garcia Weather That Allegedly Damaged Flight Records

According to the Foreign Office records, Diego Garcia received 3.25 inches of rain in the month of June, compared to an average of 5.4 inches of rain.  In response to a parliamentary question asked by Andrew Tyrie and Paul Flynn in July, the Foreign Office responded that Diego Garcia flight records had been water damaged due to 'extremely heavy weather in June 2014'.

 

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