Unanswered questions about 'black site' on Diego Garcia

Questions remain as to whether the British Government allowed the US to detain terror suspects on Diego Garcia.  More can be read here and here.

Andrew Tyrie Calls for the Truth on British Involvement in Rendition and Torture

In an editorial in the Independent, Andrew Tyrie asks 'Why is the truth on torture so long in coming'?  The article can be read here.

UK Ambassador Met With US Senate Intelligence Committee Over Rendition Report

Freedom of Information records show that UK Ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott met with the US Senate Intelligence Committee 21 times throughout the Committee's investigation of rendition.  More can be read here.

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.