Outsourcing Torture: Amnesty International presents evidence of “rendition” flights

We’ve suspected it all along, but Amnesty International has now put together evidence of how the CIA outsources torture. Here’s the link, as well as the link to the Secretary of State’s remarks denying the use of third-party torture.“Amnesty International today released a new report which exposes a covert operation whereby people have been arrested or abducted, transferred and held in secret or handed over to countries where they have faced torture and other ill-treatment. The report describes how the CIA has used private aircraft operators and front companies to preserve the secrecy of “rendition” flights.”

The US government has claimed that renditions do not lead to a risk of torture. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice insisted that: “the United States has not transported anyone, and will not transport anyone, to a country when we believe he will be tortured. Where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured.”

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