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AMNESTY confirms that Shannon Airport has been used to facilitate the rendition of prisoners.

category national | anti-war / imperialism | feature author Friday March 14, 2008 12:57author by Edward Horgan Report this post to the editors

Amnesty Report

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Amnesty International says it has evidence that Shannon Airport has been used for so-called "rendition" flights by the CIA.

The human rights organisation says it has obtained flight records which show a jet operated by the US intelligence agency refuelled at the Co Clare airport in January 2004.


Amnesty's Irish branch says the evidence is unquestionable and it is no longer tenable for the Irish Government to accept US assurances that Shannon has not been used for illegal activity.


It is demanding that the Irish Government establish a proper inspection regime in Shannon to ensure that Irish territory cannot be used in this way in the future.


A small groups of peace activists have been highlighting this gross abuse of human rights and international law since January 2003 when we first became aware of CIA use of Shannon airport.
In the meantime the Irish government has been in gross breach of the UN Convention on Torture because when alerted to the possible use of Shannon for torture rendition, it failed to prevent this facilitation of torture and harrased and arrested several of those peace activists who were exposing it.

Errors were made in this initial report. These were corrected in later comments. I have edited the headline and story in order to remove these errors. 1 of indymedia.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Truth has a habit of surfacing at the end of the day     MichaelY    Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:22 
   Lied     CK    Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:22 
   It doesn't say exactly what ed says - here is amnesty press release     .    Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:32 
   Guilty as charged     paul o toole    Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:46 
   misleading     CK    Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:07 
   Facts, facts, facts, damn inconvenient facts.     Contrarian    Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:38 
   What are you doing Ed Horgan     regreader    Fri Mar 14, 2008 13:33 
   Pointless Annual Parade     Anti-War    Fri Mar 14, 2008 14:24 
   will people take action, if so what action, where to find it....making the movement(s) stickier     dunk    Fri Mar 14, 2008 14:52 
 10   Error in initial report above     Edward Horgan    Fri Mar 14, 2008 16:41 
 11   The Greens and Amnesty/PD will sort it     Cynic    Fri Mar 14, 2008 16:46 
 12   Already sorted !     Sharon.    Fri Mar 14, 2008 17:07 
 13   Sorry to propagate the error, but still plenty of evidence of crimes of torture     Coilín    Fri Mar 14, 2008 20:25 
 14   http://torture-is-us.com/index.php     scooter    Sat Mar 15, 2008 13:08 
 15   Troops in Uniform in local hotels     Edward Horgan    Sat Mar 15, 2008 13:15 
 16   Search the planes     Bazooka Joe    Sat Mar 15, 2008 13:54 
 17   Curiouser and curiouser.     Contrarian    Sun Mar 16, 2008 00:06 
 18   Feck Amnesty. I've proof a prisoner was brought through Shannon in January 2004.     William Joseph Donovan    Sun Mar 16, 2008 00:29 
 19   Examiner Report     CIA Watch    Sun Mar 16, 2008 00:30 
 20   US soldiers in uniform     Contrarian    Sun Mar 16, 2008 00:36 
 21   Customary International law     Edward Horgan    Sun Mar 16, 2008 14:00 
 22   A fuller picture     Contrarian    Sun Mar 16, 2008 16:01 
 23   Compelling case?     Coilín    Sun Mar 16, 2008 20:14 
 24   Applicability of international law     Edward Horgan    Mon Mar 17, 2008 00:22 
 25   Passage of bodies.....???     Donal    Mon Mar 17, 2008 18:38 
 26   international law?     Contrarian    Wed Mar 19, 2008 15:56 
 27   The Hague Convention     Edward Horgan    Wed Mar 19, 2008 17:42 
 28   We once considered ourselves bound by the Hague Convention     Seán Ryan    Wed Mar 19, 2008 18:47 
 29   Domestic law trumps international law.     Contrarian    Wed Mar 19, 2008 18:51 
 30   to Seán Ryan     Contrarian    Wed Mar 19, 2008 19:07 
 31   Habeus Corpus     Seán Ryan    Wed Mar 19, 2008 22:40 
 32   Why there were no German Habeas Corpus applications     Contrarian    Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:10 
 33   Division     Seán Ryan    Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:33 
 34   Getting more inconsistent now!     Contrarian    Thu Mar 20, 2008 13:35 
 35   If I were not consistent one should be able to point out...     Seán Ryan    Thu Mar 20, 2008 13:49 
 36   Really?     Contrarian    Thu Mar 20, 2008 14:42 
 37   Bouncing cheques     Seán Ryan    Thu Mar 20, 2008 17:33 
 38   For Sean Ryan     Sceptic    Thu Mar 20, 2008 17:52 
 39   My last post on this thread that will be off topic, no more feeding trolls     Seán Ryan    Thu Mar 20, 2008 18:07 
 40   Getting back on track     Contrarian    Mon Mar 24, 2008 23:07 
 41   Response from the Department of Foreign Affairs     Mark C    Fri May 16, 2008 18:36 
 42   Response to Department of Foreign Affairs     Mark C    Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:56 
 43   Cringe!     not a lynne truss fan    Wed Jun 11, 2008 22:14 
 44   Re: Not a Lynne Truss Fan     Mark C    Thu Jun 12, 2008 15:45 
 45   Another Reply from the Department of Foreign Affairs     Mark C    Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:10 
 46   Observations on Mark Conroy’s correspondence with Foreign Affairs     Sceptic    Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:42 
 47   Re Sceptic     Mark C    Mon Jun 30, 2008 16:05 
 48   You don't have a right to speak for the people on the Shannon issue     Sceptic    Tue Jul 01, 2008 15:44 
 49   Lighten up.     not a lynne truss fan    Tue Jul 01, 2008 19:35 
 50   Thanks     Mark C    Tue Jul 01, 2008 22:26 


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