Extraordinary Rendition and Amnesty International


The following is for US Amnesty International. It is a story that came onto the world stage a few weeks ago prior to Condi Rice admitting and defending the practice of “Extraordinary Rendition”.

Extraordinary Rendition is (usually) rarely usedd, and is used when transferring crims beteween countries. The US has been transferring terror “suspects” in CIA planes from the middleast to dodgy eurpean countries, BUT via countries like the U.K. and Germany without those countries knowledge of the cargo.

Get a load of this story by clicking on this (Google News Search)

Anyway, here is an excerpt from the Amnesty site:
Amnesty International Denounce Torture:
“The U.S. has learned the benefits of outsourcing certain jobs. Torture, for example.

The United States has a practice called Extraordinary Rendition. Without being charged with any crime, people are abducted and sent to foreign countries like Eygpt, Jordan and Syria, where they are interrogated in torture cells. They are kept hidden, denied legal counsel, and brutalized, sometimes for years.”

Amnesty have created an online video about the case of Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, who was detained at the Kennedy Airport in New York while returning home from a family vacation, and eventually sent to Jordan and Syria where he was tortured into falsely confessing that he had been to Afghanistan. After about a year, Mr. Arar was released and has never been charged with committing any crime.

http://cdn.streamcdn.com/realplayer.rpm?mt=amnesty&fn=usa-011205-eng-ma.rm

See also http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051215/pl_nm/security_britain_rendition_dc_1

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