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Two of Greece's most wanted men have staged a daring helicopter escape from Athens' highest-security prison - for the second time in three years...

2009-02-22

 Greece prison escape
Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen, recalls waking up in a prison in Kabul where he was told by an interrogator: You are in a country with no laws... We can lock you up here for 20 years or bury you, no-one would know.

2006-06-27

 War On Terror terrorism USA rendition prison torture abduction Afghanistan CIA
... spider's web of US rendition flights is based on an utterly alien approach that breaches human rights. ... Under the highly secretive process, US intelligence agencies send terror suspects for interrogation by security officials in other countries, where they have no legal protection or rights under American law. Washington does not deny that terror suspects have been transferred for interrogation in other countries, but rejects...

2006-06-07

 War On Terror terrorism USA rendition prison illegal abduction European Union
It calls on the US to either put the inmates on trial or release them and close down the centre. The investigators also call for the prosecution of US officials who may have been involved in torture. The UN's most senior human rights official was also scathing about alleged CIA detention centres and the practice of extraordinary rendition. They were, she insisted, a complete repudiation of the law. And she was highly critical of...

2006-02-16

 War On Terror terrorism USA prison illegal human rights Guantanamo Bay torture rendition abduction United Nations
As expected - and as fervently hoped by civil liberties lawyers - the US Supreme Court has ruled that Guantanamo Bay is not a legal black hole. The Bush administration has argued consistently that inmates held there have no right to challenge the conditions of their detention because the US courts do not have jurisdiction over the base. That position has now been declared untenable by the nine Supreme Court judges.

2004-06-28

 War On Terror terrorism USA Guantanamo Bay prison illegal human rights

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