Apr 7, 2006

Outsourcing Torture: Air Enema

The following is a statement from Bill Goodman, CCR Legal Director:

"These new disclosures again demonstrate our contention that the U.S. government is systematically outsourcing torture. The flight records reveal a disturbing pattern of secret human rights abuse around the world, from the U.S. to Guantánamo Bay to Djibouti. It is shameful that the Bush Administration has used the CIA and private aircraft operators to send people abroad for torture, and now that these practices have been exposed, the Administration and these companies must be held accountable. Congress overwhelmingly voted to ban torture and the American people do not want torture practiced in their name - not on our soil, and not hidden in another country.

"Below the radar: Secret flights to torture and 'disappearance'" is available at Amnesty International's website.

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