Daily archives: December 19, 2005

America kidnapped me

From the Los Angeles Times

By Khaled El-Masri, KHALED EL-MASRI, a German citizen born in Lebanon, was a car salesman before he was detained in December 2003.

THE U.S. POLICY of “extraordinary rendition” has a human face, and it is mine.

I am still recovering from an experience that was completely beyond the pale, outside the bounds of any legal framework and unacceptable in any civilized society. Because I believe in the American system of justice, I sued George Tenet, the former CIA director, last week. What happened to me should never be allowed to happen again.


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Evidence Mounts Against UK Governments Denials Over Extraordinary Rendition

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Channel Four News has learned new details about suspected rendition flights through the UK at military airfield, RAF Northolt. Officially ministers are still insisting that information about flights is not recorded centrally and would prove too costly to provide.

But their foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller has been following the trail.

Click here to watch their special news report

In addition, this press release from Amnesty International provides further details linking flights to renditions.

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Public Carol Service in Parliament Square

Public Carol Service

You are cordially invited to a public carol service in Parliament Square at 6pm on Wednesday the 21st of December 2005.

This inclusive service will contain both Christian and secular verse, and is expected to last no more than an hour.

Candles and song sheets will be made available, with donations going to Medical Aid for Iraqi Children.

Please note that if you attend this carol service, it will classify as a spontaneous demonstration (of faith, hope, joy and/or religious tolerance) and there is a possibility that you will be cautioned or arrested under Section 132 of the Serious and Organised Crimes and Police Act 2005.

Click here for more information.

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