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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:18 AM
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Charity sues government (UK) over 'rendition' of two men handed by British to US forces



August 17, 2009

Charity sues government over 'rendition' of two men handed by British to US forces

A legal charity is suing the Government in connection with the extraordinary rendition of two men arrested in Iraq, passed to the US authorities and held at a detention centre in Afghanistan for the past five years.

Clive Stafford Smith, director of Reprieve, said in a statement today that at least one of the detainees is suffering from serious mental problems because of alleged mistreatment at Bagram air force base.

These two men have been held in appalling conditions for five years, and for all that time the British Government chose to do nothing, he said.

The Government has admitted its involvement in extraordinary rendition but failed to give the two men their legal rights, according to Mr Stafford Smith.








Some background.


June 18, 2009

Torture and the UK: 2002-09

An interactive guide showing the link between government (UK) and torture.

August 15, 2009

Bagram Isn't The New Guantanamo, It's The Old Guantanamo

August 11, 2009

MoD facing legal action over pair held without charge in Afghan jail


Reprieve
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:25 AM
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1. The British government is forcing Clive to sue just to get their
identifying information. SOBs.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:25 AM
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2. Yep. That they are....
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:33 AM
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3. Snort. Yes, I can see why torture is so un-recommend worthy
That war crimes were committed by America might intrude
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:43 AM
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4. k&r against my government collaborating with torture
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 12:38 PM
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5. Maybe one day justice will prevail
I can hope anyway
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