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Ex-CIA official to ask Italy for pardon for kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric under the U.S. ‘extraordinary rendition’ program

ROME (Reuters) – Former CIA Milan station chief Robert Seldon Lady is to ask Italy’s president to pardon him for kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric under the U.S. “extraordinary rendition” program, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Monday. Lady was among 23 Americans sentenced at an Italian trial in…

‘The Rendition Project’ sheds new light on U.S. government’s global kidnap and secret detention program

Online project uncovers details of way in which CIA carried out kidnaps and secret detentions following September 11 attacks• The Rendition Project interactive • CIA rendition flights explained A groundbreaking research project has mapped the US government’s global kidnap and secret detention programme, shedding unprecedented light on one of the…

Attorney at firm representing Assange accusers helped facilitate CIA renditions in 2001

An attorney representing two Swedish women who brought sexual assault charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was investigated following revelations that during his time in the Swedish government, his administration helped facilitate extraordinary renditions that allegedly resulted in two terrorism suspects being tortured in Egypt. The US policy of extraordinary…

Why who’s President does matter, example 2

It’ll all be toothless, because Bush is going to pardon everyone’s ass anyway, but: The proposed commission — similar in thrust to a Democratic investigation proposal first uncovered by Salon in July — would examine a broad scope of activities, including detention, torture and extraordinary rendition, the practice of snatching…

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