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Qtec
09-01-2011, 11:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Huge stash of rendition documents reveal how the CIA covered its tracks

Rendition Plane N379P

A trove of new information about the international renditions business has today been unveiled by legal action charity Reprieve.

Over 1500 operational and legal documents, originally disclosed as part of a New York court case fought from 2007 to 2011, now offer the first comprehensive overview of how the CIA’s unlawful programme of ‘extraordinary renditions’ – otherwise known as kidnap - was structured and managed.

Reprieve’s evidence shows how:

A complicated billing chain obscured the ultimate end user of the flights -- the CIA
The US government used the same aircraft – tail number N85VM, owned by Liverpool FC owner Philip Morse -- for over 55 flights to Guantanamo Bay, Kabul, Bangkok, Dubai, Islamabad, Cairo, Baghdad, Djibouti, Rabat, Frankfurt, Ramstein, Rome, Tenerife, the Azores and Bucharest
The plane, a Gulfstream jet, frequently passed through British and Irish airports en route, including Shannon, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London Luton
Richmor executives used disturbing newspeak to describe the prisoners – in Richmor’s phrase, the ‘invitees’ – they were shuttling to torture sites
All rendition flights were covered by a "letter of convenience" from the State Department
The CIA continued to pay millions to cover its its tracks, well after its illegal rendition-to-torture programme was made public

The documents also add previously unseen detail to several notorious rendition cases, including that of Abu Omar, snatched in Milan in February 2003 and rendered to torture in Egypt - a case which culminated in the in absentia kidnapping conviction of 22 CIA operatives by an Italian judge.

Reprieve’s Legal Director Cori Crider said:

“These documents give us an unprecedented insight into how the government outsourced renditions, right down to the complicated paper-trail the CIA used to cover their tracks.

“When you see all these details, litigated for years in the open, the question that comes to mind is: why were Binyam Mohamed, Bisher al-Rawi, and all the other rendition victims denied their day in court? This case proves, once and for all, that the reason the government blocked the rendition cases was not to protect sensitive material. It was to avoid embarrassment.”
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link (http://www.reprieve.org.uk/press/2011_08_31_rendition_documents/)



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LWW
09-01-2011, 11:33 AM
Since Obama continued the process of rendition ... I assume your point must have been that this White House has been incredibly incompetent in allowing said data to enter the public realm?

If so, I concur.

Gayle in MD
09-14-2011, 09:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Huge stash of rendition documents reveal how the CIA covered its tracks

Rendition Plane N379P

A trove of new information about the international renditions business has today been unveiled by legal action charity Reprieve.

Over 1500 operational and legal documents, originally disclosed as part of a New York court case fought from 2007 to 2011, now offer the first comprehensive overview of how the CIA’s unlawful programme of ‘extraordinary renditions’ – otherwise known as kidnap - was structured and managed.

Reprieve’s evidence shows how:

A complicated billing chain obscured the ultimate end user of the flights -- the CIA
The US government used the same aircraft – tail number N85VM, owned by Liverpool FC owner Philip Morse -- for over 55 flights to Guantanamo Bay, Kabul, Bangkok, Dubai, Islamabad, Cairo, Baghdad, Djibouti, Rabat, Frankfurt, Ramstein, Rome, Tenerife, the Azores and Bucharest
The plane, a Gulfstream jet, frequently passed through British and Irish airports en route, including Shannon, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London Luton
Richmor executives used disturbing newspeak to describe the prisoners – in Richmor’s phrase, the ‘invitees’ – they were shuttling to torture sites
All rendition flights were covered by a "letter of convenience" from the State Department
The CIA continued to pay millions to cover its its tracks, well after its illegal rendition-to-torture programme was made public

The documents also add previously unseen detail to several notorious rendition cases, including that of Abu Omar, snatched in Milan in February 2003 and rendered to torture in Egypt - a case which culminated in the in absentia kidnapping conviction of 22 CIA operatives by an Italian judge.

Reprieve’s Legal Director Cori Crider said:

“These documents give us an unprecedented insight into how the government outsourced renditions, right down to the complicated paper-trail the CIA used to cover their tracks.

“When you see all these details, litigated for years in the open, the question that comes to mind is: why were Binyam Mohamed, Bisher al-Rawi, and all the other rendition victims denied their day in court? This case proves, once and for all, that the reason the government blocked the rendition cases was not to protect sensitive material. It was to avoid embarrassment.”
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link (http://www.reprieve.org.uk/press/2011_08_31_rendition_documents/)



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