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February 5, 2013

Over fifty countries aided in CIA renditions, according to report

54countries aided CIA renditions of U.S. detainees, according to a report from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

136people have been subjected to the renditions program, sent to third party countries for interrogation and/or torture and detention which would not be legal in the United States. source

20:16 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2011

squashed says: As somebody who is always careful to do research before making accusations, I too am amazed at how little attention the National Defense Authorization Act has received. I fully understand that the act is not as bad as it could have been--though it still contains language that unambiguously permits indefinite detention without trial. It codifies and legalizes a lot of hazy detention policy without putting adequate limits on what the executive branch can do.

» SFB says: We’re with you in terms of it getting a lighter amount of coverage than it perhaps deserves. Don’t get us wrong. There is a big difference between no attention and not very much. We had intended on writing more about it later today or tomorrow (another reader had asked for a follow-up), but we admit that it just bugs us to say that the media is (or we are) completely ignoring something, when you can go as far as a Google News search and see that simply isn’t the case. It’s going to be interesting to see what Obama does with this — it runs directly counter to the very things he said he would do before he went into office. We certainly hope he doesn’t go for this. — Ernie @ SFB

15:23 // 2 years ago