torture flight

torture flight

n
a flight used to carry out extraordinary rendition
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THE Irish Government should hang its head in shame af ter Amnesty International revealed a torture flight stopped to refuel at Shannon.
In fact, one supposed torture flight was a golfing trip using a jet owned by the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
AN INQUIRY has found no evidence that CIA torture flights landed on British soil, it emerged last night.
Torture flights and bomb belts have debut entries, as does the high-security Green Zone in Baghdad.
Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are facing tough questions over the use of UK airports to move terror suspects on "torture flights".
DID you catch the news about "CIA torture flights" and "extraordinary rendition"?
Police have said they have no idea how much a five-year probe into the use of Scottish airports by CIA torture flights has cost the taxpayer.
The cable said: "He [Mr Ahern] seemed quite convinced that at least three flights involving renditions had refuelled at Shannon Airport before or after conducting renditions elsewhere." It also revealed how the minister appeared to provide cover for the US over the torture flights by allowing random inspections of a few planes in case the scandalous practice was ever revealed.
The US has been accused of flying suspects to other countries for questioning on so-called 'torture flights'.
Its director Shami Chakrabarti said: "Last December the Foreign Office advised the Prime Minister to 'move the debate on' rather than to investigate properly concerns that Britain has been used as a transit post for torture flights.
PRESSURE grew on Tony Blair over US torture flights yesterday after a leaked memo showed he had been warned they were illegal.