Release of Senate Intelligence Committee Report Expected Soon

The White House is expected to declassify the 600-page summary in the next few days.

 

More can be read here.

'Poland Failed to Prevent Torture of Individuals Transferred to CIA 'black site', Court Rules

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the establishment of a secret 'black site' at Stare Kiejkuty, which operated between 2002 and 2005, where the CIA illegally detained and tortured terrorist suspects.  Two current Guantanamo detainees, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, were transferred from Thailand to Poland by the CIA and tortured at the black site between 2002 and 2003.  

This is the first case reviewed by the ECHR that involved accusations that a European country was complicit in the CIA rendition programme.  More can be read here and here.  The Court's press release can be read here.  The judgments can be read here and here.

FCO Responds to Another Follow up Parliamentary Question about Diego Garcia Records

Paul Flynn MP asks about the reason for the water damage to the Diego Garcia flight records.  More can be read here.

Water-Damaged Diego Garcia Flight Records Have 'Dried Out', Says FCO

In response to a Parliamentary Quesiton, the FCO has responded that Diego Garcia flight records from 2002 which were damaged by a leaking roof have dried out.  More can be read here and here.

FCO States that Diego Garcia flight records from 2002 'are incomplete due to water damage'

In response to a parliamentary question by Andrew Tyrie asking which Government Department keeps Diego Garcia flight records from January 2002, the year in which two US rendition flights landed on the island, the Foreign Office acknowledged that there are incomplete records from that year.  More can be read here.

Accused co-conspirator in 9/11 attacks seek evidence of alleged torture by CIA

Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the defendants accused of plotting 9/11 whose trial is before a military commission, has asked the court to review evidence of his alleged torture in CIA custody.  More can be read here.

Peer asks parliamentary question about use of Diego Garcia for rendition flights

Lord Ashcroft's question to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office can be read here.