Thursday, March 30, 2006
Diego Garcia is a location for detainees,again said
The US military has used the island base as a hub for the "war on terror" and is reported to have taken "high value" suspects there for interrogation. Independent "We had heard earlier that they were brought to Diego Garcia but that's such a remote place that it probably would have served only for initial debriefing." BBC, Forbes
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Secret detention: new practice: held in “black sites”
Unlike extraordinary rendition
, secret detention does not have clear predecessors in U.S. intelligence history. Instead, it appears to be a new practice for the U.S., in which individuals are held in “black sites” run entirely off the radar of normal civilian or military procedures. Such detentions are not monitored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and they apparently involve transfers of prisoners from site to site to evade detection. Thus far, no one has argued that unacknowledged incommunicado detention by U.S. agents was authorized by presidents of a bygone era, or that the practice has long been an essential tool in the fight against terrorism. This is not surprising – clear norms exist to proscribe secret detentions under international human rights law. In the European, Inter-American, and United Nations human rights systems, a deep jurisprudence has developed against this practice – based on the lessons of Latin America’s “dirty war” – a practice more properly called enforced disappearance.Margaret Satterthwaite is Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Research.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Nobody has seen foreign planes landing for years
Ukrainian Makarov-11 garrison in Kiev region is not used as a CIA prison, and in July-August 2005 in the Ozernoe airport (Zhitomir, Ukraine) six Gulfstream-type planes did not land. Locals said that the base in Makarov is almost conservated, no movement is seen there. The base is more Russian than Ukrainian as it belongs to the Russian General Staff. The airport is in the middle of the city. Nobody have seen any foreign strange planes landing for the last years, or heavily guarded convoys. Parliamentary committee for defense and national security head
Georgy Kryuchkov said he had received an anonymous letter about secret CIA prisons on Ukrainian territory.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The CIA's training facility at Camp Peary, Va.
Searching aviation databases for flights landing or taking off from the CIA's training facility at Camp Peary, Va. revealed 17 aircraft whose ownership and flight histories could also be traced.
See Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Adam Ingram letter: CIA charters landed in '03,'04
Two aircraft known to have been chartered by the CIA landed 14 times at RAF Northholt, west London, and RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire between October 2003 and May 2004.said Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram.
RAF Brize Norton is Britain's main airbase for waging the war and occupation in Iraq. Most of the British Troops that fly out to Iraq do so from Brize Norton as does much of the supplies.
See London Mirror
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Pic of Sam
Gerhard Lehmann, persönlicher James Bond von Oberstaatsanwalt Detlev Mehlis.
See Saar Echo
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