Extraordinary Rendition

The Waugh Zone June 1, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday June 1, 2016… 1) VICE SCREWS Vice News today puts online its fly-on-the-wall documentary on Je...

Picture This: The Full Truth and Nothing But the Truth Over Torture During the War on Terror

Kate Allen | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK
Kate Allen

Mr Obama's rhetoric over US torture is one of condemning the actions and adjuring us to "leave" them "where they belong - in the past". As if that answers to the seriousness of what took place. Few people would be content with a political arrangement which went no further than the condemning-and-leaving tactic if we were considering the everyday crimes of theft, fraud, assault or rape. I don't see why an official US programme of organised kidnap, illegal imprisonment and serial assault should be any different.

'Accounting' for CIA Torture and Kidnapping - Accountants Reveal the Secret Business Behind Brutality

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Michele Chwastiak from the University of New Mexico, United States has just published an analysis exposing the aviation companies complicit in the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

We Tortured Some Folks...

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Barack Obama's now rather famous phrase from the end of last week is quite something... Torture is a worldwide scourge, affecting three-quarters of the world. Acknowledging that it's as wrong when used against "terrorism suspects" as it is against political opponents or even minor criminal suspects is... well, progress.

Potentially Damning Foreign Office Documents 'Conveniently' Destroyed

PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Foreign Office was accused of a cover-up after ministers said records of flights passing through an overseas territory used by the United States f...

The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

Some of you may remember how David Cameron's victory lap in a still-jubilant Tripoli was marred by the release of an embarrassing cache of faxes. The faxes revealed the true price of Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with Gaddafi in 2004: a joint US-UK-Libyan operation to kidnap my client and his pregnant wife.

David Miliband: Sorry... But No

David Wearing | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Wearing

From the wailing and rending of garments following David Miliband's resignation as an MP this week, you could be forgiven for expecting a state funeral to be held in the coming days. If this is how we're going to treat someone who was never Prime Minister, never Leader of the Opposition, and held one of the three great offices of state for less than three years, then Malcolm Rifkind will be absolutely delighted. Perhaps it's time to put things in a bit of perspective.

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

Proof the Conservatives Can be Trusted on Civil Liberties

Robert Prager | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Prager

Theresa May's decision to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States has proven that the Conservatives can be trusted on justice and constitutional affairs.

To Babar Ahmad & Talha Ahsan - We Have Failed You

Reyhana Patel | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Reyhana Patel

When the time comes to place an 'X' on our ballot paper, Babar Ahmad's face and the failure of the coalition government to stand up for British citizens should consecutively run through our minds.

The War on Terror Is Dead ... Long Live the War on Terror?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Terrorism is indeed a crime that needs to be confronted. The allegations against Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan are serious and need proper judicial consideration. Yet neither of these men have had any chance to defend the allegations against them, which they both contest vehemently

Lib Dem conference must focus on secret justice plans

Clare Algar | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics
Clare Algar

A "chilling threat to liberty and justice" an "excessive and dangerous" move which would "shake our constitution to its common law roots" tilting it "towards the closed courts...so favoured by despots" and miring individuals in "Kafkaesque cases."

Six Days for Britain to Avoid War Crimes Investigation

Cori Crider | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK
Cori Crider

There are now just six days left for the British government to extract its prisoner from Bagram. If they fail on the basis that the US feels no obligation to keep its promise and hand him over, the MoD must expect promptly to be sued, and for a war crimes report to be made to the police.

The Government's Un-British Plans to Keep Torture Secret

Cori Crider | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

The reality is that new evidence on torture continues to bubble up - and William Hague's proposals on changes to the British justice system are designed not to address these abuses, but simply to keep them secret.

'We Will Eventually Pay The Price' For Torture, UN Rapporteur Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Britain and the US must beware the legacy of torture in the wake of the 'war on terror', a UN special adviser has warned. "Every time the US tortur...

William Hague: Spies Have Lost Their Lives In The Fight Against Terrorism

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics

William Hague has lifted the lid on British spying, saying secret agents "risk" or "lose" their lives as part of their work. In a rare speech by a ...

Questions Blair Must Answer Over Libya

Mark Seddon | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Seddon

The idea, frankly, that Tony Blair can continue to act as the Quartet's envoy to the Middle East, is increasingly untenable. Given his links with the Gadaffi regime and his personal friendships with some members of the murderous Gadaffi family, he should stand down, and stand down now.

Libya MI6 Collusion Claims To Be Investigated By Independent Inquiry

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics

An inquiry looking into allegations of UK security agencies' involvement in torture is to probe revelations that British Security Services may have tr...

The Wretched "War on Terror" and the Rule of Law

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The universality of human rights, respect for the rule of law, and avoiding double standards in dealing with nations and individuals should become the guiding principles of America and Britain.

Campaigners To Boycott UK 'Torture' Inquiry

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

An inquiry into the alleged torture of UK terror suspects is to be boycotted by campaigners and lawyers of suspected victims over concerns about the t...