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…as an Village Magazine:

“Ireland has been a ‘stopover’ for rendition flights and has colluded with the US in CIA renditions, according to a new
Council of Europereport...

...‘It is now clear... that authorities in several European countries actively participated with the CIA in these unlawful activities. Other countries ignored them knowingly, or did not want to know,’ says Dick Marty...

...Irelandis identified, along with the UK, Portugal, Greece and Italy, as being a ‘stopover’ for rendition flights, with other European countries identified as 'staging points': these are all responsible for 'active or passive' collusion, Dick Marty says...

...Dick Marty identifies 18 people who were captured and transferred by rendition (ie without due legal process) to US prisons or to third countries where, according to subsequent reports, they were tortured...

...One of the prisoners so transferred was Binyam Mohamed al Habashi, a British resident who was captured in Pakistan and transferred to Morocco in July 2002. According to the report, he said he was set upon by unidentified people who ‘stripped him naked, took photos, put fingers up his anus and dressed him in a tracksuit. He was shackled, with earphones, and blindfolded'..."

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