Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Secret flights to torture and ‘disappearance’

Tony BlairAmnesty has published information on over 200 US "extraordinary rendition" flights that have passed through the UK, taking terror suspects to torture camps in Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Amnesty has some firm policy recommendations to stop this happening in future:

Information on the numbers and whereabouts of all terror suspects rendered should be publicly available, detainees should be brought before a judicial authority within 24 hours of being held, and any plane carrying detainees, or suspected of doing so, should be identified to the aviation authorities of the country where it lands

Will Blair take this advice, or instead continue to turn a blind eye as he has to that other "anomaly," Guantánamo Bay?

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