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A government minister has admitted that records on flights through Diego Garcia – used by CIA rendition jets – are “damaged to the point of no longer being useful.”
The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.
There are ncreased concerns that the UK may be seeking to censor the US Senate report on CIA torture and rendition following newly released information on meetings involving the British Ambassdor.
David Miliband, who as UK Foreign Secretary was forced to admit that the CIA had used British territory for ‘rendition’ flights, has left open the possibility that further evidence of involvement could emerge.
British judges have ruled that a proposed cut to legal aid known as the ‘residence test’ is “unlawful” and “discriminatory.”
UK Foreign Office documents concerning the use of British territory by CIA 'rendition' flights show that ministers have been keeping key evidence in their posession from MPs, it has emerged.
Documents that could implicate British officials in the CIA's global rendition programme have been irretrievably damaged, the Foreign Office has claimed.
Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has called on the UK Government to restrict the use by the US of Diego Garcia, a British overseas territory, for renditions.
Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.
The legal charity Reprieve has written to the Foreign Secretary asking for clarification following reports that the CIA ran a torture 'black-site' on the UK territory of Diego Garcia.