Saturday, January 27, 2007

Outlawed - Extraordinary Rendition Testimony

We are still working out the technical issues involved in showing videos like these at our non-virutal meetings, however, in the meantime here is an important 25 minute film, Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the "War on Terror"



Human rights groups and several public inquiries in Europe have found the U.S. government, with the complicity of numerous governments worldwide, to be engaged in the illegal practice of extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture. The U.S. government-sponsored program of renditions is an unlawful practice in which numerous persons have been illegally detained and secretly flown to third countries, where they have suffered additional human rights abuses including torture and enforced disappearance. No one knows the exact number of persons affected, due to the secrecy under which the operations are carried out. For more information visit www.witness.org
Take action here.

Update: One of the cases detailed here concerns Khaled Masri, the German citizen whose case has prompted arrest orders for 13 CIA agents.

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