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Extraordinary Rendition

Victim of Rendition and Torture Freed from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

News that three more prisoners have been released from Guantánamo is cause for celebration, as all three men should never have been held in the first...

Those Pesky Activist Judges

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

In a breathtakingly unusual move, a federal appeals court has decided to re-hear the case of the man who has arguably become the poster child for the Bush administration's rendition program.

Bush Goes Looking for Relevance, A Legacy in Asia

Erika Fry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erika Fry

While in Bangkok, Bush plans to meet Burmese activists, which may be his best last chance to reshape a legacy here, now dominated by his outsourcing of US torture to Thailand.

CIA Vet: Next President May Have To Scrap Agency

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last several months, there has been a gradual, but unrelenting, outing of the highest level U.S. government involvement in the sordid busines...

Vanity Fair: Senior Bush Advisers Pressured Underlings To Use Torture Tactics At Guantanamo

Vanity Fair | Phillippe Sands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The abuse, rising to the level of torture, of those captured and detained in the war on terror is a defining feature of the presidency of George W. Bu...

CIA Confirms Rendition Flights to Brits

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terror suspects refueled on British territory...

Congressional Leaders Briefed On CIA Waterboarding In 2002

Washington Post | Joby Warrick and Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent t...

Flight Logs Show 5 European Countries OK'd Secret Rendition Flights

Sunday Times of London (U.K.) | Stephen Grey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THE secret flight plans of American military planes have revealed for the first time how European countries helped send prisoners, including British c...

Dozens Of "Ghost Prisoners" From CIA Jails Unaccounted For

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sept. 6, 2006, President Bush announced that the CIA's overseas secret prisons had been temporarily emptied and 14 al-Qaeda leaders taken to Guanta...

CIA Chief Defends Extraordinary Rendition

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden, has defended the methods it uses to interrogate terror suspects. Gen Hayd...

British MPs To Probe Claims Of CIA Island Prison In Indian Ocean

The Guardian (U.K.) | Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Allegations that the CIA held al-Qaida suspects for interrogation at a secret prison on sovereign British territory are to be investigated by MPs, the...