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.
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