Archive for the 'rendition' Category

Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

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Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government – The Guardian

“The government will announce today that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantánamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

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MPs set out list of torture inquiry demands in letter to judge – The Guardian

“An all-party group of MPs has written to the judge heading the inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition setting out the steps they believe are needed to establish the truth.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2010

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Council of Europe welcomes UK inquiry into torture and rendition – The Guardian

“The coalition government’s decision to hold an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture and rendition was today hailed by the Council of Europe as ‘a proper response’ which could offer an example to other nations.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2010

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Family of rendition victim begins legal action against Government – The Independent

“The family of a man secretly held by the Americans in an Afghanistan detention centre after his arrest by British forces six years ago has begun legal action against the UK Government to help secure his release.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010

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British involvement in rendition of suspects will continue, says Straw – The Independent

“The Government has rejected parliamentary proposals for tough new laws to stamp out the UK’s involvement in the kidnap and unlawful transfer of terror suspects to third-party states, The Independent has learnt.”

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The Independent, 13th April 2010

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MPs sue CIA to shatter secrecy on Britain’s role in rendition – The Guardian

“A group of MPs is suing the CIA in the American courts in an attempt to force the agency to hand over information about Britain’s secret involvement in its extraordinary rendition programme.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2009

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MoD ‘did not want to breach privacy of detainee’ – The Independent

“The Government misled MPs over Britain’s role in the rendition of two men arrested by the UK and then imprisoned by the Americans for five years in Afghanistan, it is claimed today.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2009

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Proposals to outlaw rendition in the UK drawn up – The Guardian

“New criminal offences to outlaw the practice of extraordinary rendition – secretly transporting terror suspects to places where they are likely to be tortured – have been drawn up by a cross-party parliamentary committee.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2009

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Move to withhold evidence in torture collusion claim – The Guardian

“Any evidence of MI5 and MI6 involvement in the rendition and torture of Britons now seeking damages must be heard behind closed doors, the government told the high court today (27 October).”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2009

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Charity sues government for details of Afghanistan rendition case – The Guardian

“A human rights group began legal action against the government today in a case involving two alleged victims of rendition to Afghanistan who may have been tortured.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2009

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Human rights group sues UK Government over rendition claim – Daily Telegraph

“Reprieve, a human rights organisation is suing the British Government over questions of alleged rendition to Afghanistan.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2009

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MoD facing legal action over pair held without charge in Afghan jail – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence faces legal action over its refusal to identify two men handed over by British troops in Iraq to American forces who subsequently transferred them to the infamous ‘dark prison’ at Bagram in Afghanistan.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2009

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Britain’s torture role must be investigated, say MPs – The Independent

“Joint Commons and Lords committee expected to issue damning report on MI5’s part in the rendition of terror suspects.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2009

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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

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Britain and rendition: Wait for the facts, says Tony Blair – The Times

“Tony Blair has appeared to wash his hands of the extraordinary rendition scandal, claiming he was not aware of Britain’s involvement under his watch as Prime Minister. The former premier was yesterday accused of ‘evasiveness’ and failing to ask ‘awkward questions’ when he was in Downing Street about the UK’s role in the rendition of two terror suspects in 2004.”

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The Independent, 31st May 2009

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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

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