Friday, December 10, 2010

CIA renditions: Supreme Court

"To date, not a single victim of the Bush administration's torture program has had his day in a US court," Ben Wizner, Litigation Director of the ACLU ...

Boeing suit over CIA renditions goes to US Supreme Court

9 December 2010 - Five detainees seeking to sue a Boeing subsidiary allegedly involved in secret CIA flights that landed them in foreign torture chambers took their case to the US Supreme Court on Thursday.

The detainees are asking the court to reinstate their claims of compensation for "unlawful abduction, arbitrary detention and torture," which were dismissed by a lower court.

The secret flights were used in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks to transfer "war on terror" suspects to third countries for interrogation, where many said they were imprisoned and tortured.

The five detainees -- an Egyptian, an Italian, a Yemeni, and an Ethiopian and Iraqi who legally reside in Britain -- had sued Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan, but the White House said allowing the suit would expose "state secrets." {continued}

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