Rendition

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The United States, using a covert Gulfstream Jet and a Boeing 737 transports people to foreign countries to be tortured or illegally executed. This practice is called rendition.

Most remarkable of the recent cases involving this practice is the case of Abu Ali who was held in Saudi Arabia at U.S. insistance and tortured, then returned to the U.S. and accused of plotting to assassinate the President upon his return to the U.S. (charges unrelated to those the family believed were involved initially). A U.S. federal jury convicted Abu Ali of these charges on November 22, 2005. A confession made while in Saudi Arabian custody appears to have been at the heart of the prosecution's case.

Another case of the United States engaging in this practice is found here.

On March 14, 2005, a U.S. District Court judge granted injunctive relief to 13 Yemeni detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay who the US planned to send back to Yemen. The lawyers for the detainees successfully argued that their clients would be tortured if returned to Yemen. The NYT has reported that the Pentagon plans to send approximately half of Guantanamo Bay detainees to prison facilities in their respective home countries.

Daily Kos Diaries on the Topic of Rendition

Secret Bush Directive Gives CIA Wide Rendition Power

Torture by proxy: a victim's story

Why the CIA uses it?

Red Sox Jet Used

Redux

CIA investigates 'erroneous renditions'

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