54 countries helped the CIA after 9/11 attack: Report

Feb 06 2013, 09:14 IST
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Authored by Manmohan Singh’s daughter, report says 25 countries in Europe, 14 in Asia lent assistance. Authored by Manmohan Singh’s daughter, report says 25 countries in Europe, 14 in Asia lent assistance.
SummaryAuthored by Manmohan Singh’s daughter, report says 25 countries in Europe, 14 in Asia lent assistance

airports and airspace to transport detainees to and from Kabul.

PAKISTAN: Captured, detained, interrogated, tortured, and abused individuals subjected to CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations. It also permitted its airspace and airports to be used for flights associated with these operations

SRI LANKA: Permitted use of its airspace and airports for flights associated with CIA extraordinary rendition operations

IRAN: Was involved in the capture and transfer of 15 individuals to the government of Afghanistan, which in turn transferred 10 of these individuals to the US government and were subjected to CIA secret detention

INDONESIA: Apprehended individuals who were extraordinarily rendered

MALAYSIA: Detained and assisted in the extraordinary rendition of Libyan nationals Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq (Abdul Hakim Belhadj) and his wife Fatima Bouchar in 2004 in Kuala Lumpur airport

THAILAND: Hosted a secret CIA prison where detainees were tortured and also apprehended individuals subjected to secret detention and extraordinary rendition. It also allowed the use of its airspace and airports for CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations

HONG KONG: Captured, detained, interrogated and transferred custody of arrested Libyan national Sami al-Saadi (Abu Munthir) at Chek Lap Kok airport in March 2004 who was subsequently extraordinarily rendered to Libya

THE AUTHOR

AMRIT SINGH is the youngest daughter of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She is Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism, at the Open Society Justice Initiative, which she joined in 2009.

RIGHTS, RIGHTS LAW is her area of interest, and has been earlier involved in litigation that led the disclosure of thousands of documents concerning the abuse of prisoners held by the US overseas. She is co-author of Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond.

BEFORE beginning a career in law, Singh was an economist at the IMF in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the Yale Law School.

Source: Open Society Foundations

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