06/06/2013 - THE Lord Advocate has ordered a probe into new claims CIA planes landed at Scottish airports as part of an “extraordinary rendition” programme.
A study conducted by two academics at UK universities claims 13 flights used Aberdeen, Wick and Inverness airports in the US security service’s “war on terror”..
Extraordinary rendition was used by the US Government in the years after the September 11 attacks. It involved the secret kidnapping, detention and transfer of terror suspects to other countries for interrogation and alleged torture.
Sam Raphael of Kingston University in London, developed the Rendition Project with Ruth Blakely, from Kent University.
The project revealed data which shows five flights landed at Wick and Inverness, with a further three landing at Aberdeen International Airport. read more>>>
June 5, 2013 - Although the Harper government seems to believe it has successfully buried the mountain of evidence demonstrating Canada's long-term, large-scale systemic complicity in illegal Afghan detainee torture and the CIA's horrific worldwide "extraordinary rendition" scheme, this ghost may soon rise again to haunt all of Canada in a big way.
The UN Committee against Torture (UN CAT) last June followed its legal mandate to review Canada's compliance with Geneva Convention obligations prohibiting detainee torture and complicity in detainee torture. The ensuing committee report took clear aim at Canada's failures, specifically finding it to be "complicit in torture."
Now the Geneva committee wants some answers, setting a June 1 deadline this year for a response from Canada. read more>>>