[cryptome] Re: UK Role in Senate Torture Report

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:41:22 -0500

<http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/globalizing-torture-20120205.pdf>Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition


February 2013
51. United Kingdom

The U.K. government assisted in the extraordinary rendition of individuals, gave the CIA intelligence that led to the extraordinary rendition of individuals, interrogated
individuals who were later secretly detained and extraordinarily rendered,
submitted questions for interrogation of individuals who were secretly detained and extraordinarily rendered, and permitted use of its airspace and airports for flights
associated with extraordinary rendition operations.

According to British journalist Ian Cobain, within days of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the CIA informed British intelligence officials at a meeting in the British
embassy in Washington of the CIA's plans to abduct and secretly detain Al
Qaeda suspects. Cofer Black, director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center,
made a three-hour long presentation at this meeting in the presence of his MI6
counterpart, Mark Allen. At a subsequent NATO meeting in October 2001, the
U.K. government pledged logistical support to the CIA's extraordinary rendition
program, which resulted in CIA flights en route to secret prisons making frequent
stopovers in British airports.


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