Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Rendition 'massively damaging' to counter-terrorism effort

The Council of Europe's investigation into US "extraordinary rendition" of terrorist suspects has now published its report. It found that 14 European countries have supported the activity. Former Foreign Office Minister Tony Lloyd says:

"If these things are born out, this process is really damaging to any attempt to combat terrorism in our society. It leads to the suspicion that what we are doing is the wrong tactic and even as bad as the terrorists themselves."

1 comment:

elendil said...

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few other NGOs, have designated June Torture Awareness Month. We've created a blogroll you can join if you're interested. You can find it here. The idea is that everyone is linked to from the blogroll, and in exchange, you discuss torture (as you already do), and link to the Torture Awareness site to help support the NGOs.

There's a lot of bloggers concerned about human rights abuse in the War on Terror. If we coordinate, we can show our support and help Amnesty and HRW make Torture Awareness Month a success.