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Diego Garcia rendition victim challenges UK in court – The Guardian

“The government is refusing to provide details of the torture and wrongful detention of a man rendered through British territory, it was claimed today, depriving him of a remedy for ‘serious civil and criminal wrongdoing’.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Identity of men on CIA rendition flights to British island revealed – The Guardian

“Two terror suspects who were flown by the CIA to the British territory of Diego Garcia and later allegedly tortured have been named and evidence about their treatment has been revealed for the first time. Mohammed Madni and Shaykh al-Libi are identified in evidence prepared for the Commons foreign affairs committee by Clive Stafford Smith, director of the human rights group Reprieve.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MI5 misled MPs over Briton’s secret rendition, court told – The Guardian

“MI5 misled MPs about what it knew of the whereabouts of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who says he was tortured before being secretly rendered to Guantánamo Bay, the high court was told yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2008

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US ‘held suspects on British territory in 2006’ – The Guardian

“Terrorist suspects were held by the United States on the British territory of Diego Garcia as recently as 2006, according to senior intelligence sources. The claims, which undermine Foreign Office denials that the archipelago in the Indian Ocean has been used as a so-called ‘black site’ to facilitate extraordinary rendition, threaten to cause a diplomatic incident.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs accuse Washington of lying over rendition flights – The Independent

“MPs are to launch an investigation into US activities on Diego Garcia after accusing Washington of lying about extraordinary rendition flights from the British-controlled island in the Indian Ocean. They described false assurances given by the US about its use of Diego Garcia for the controversial flights as ‘deplorable’.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Complaint over British role in extraordinary rendition – The Guardian

“A complaint was made yesterday to the information commissioner about the government’s behaviour over the use of the British island of Diego Garcia for the rendition of US prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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