TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 30th

Last update06:57:41 PM GMT

You are here News Congress UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'

UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'

E-mail Print PDF

Rendition siteLogs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to keep its role in the CIA's torture and interrogation programme out of what is expected to be a damning Senate report.

They show that the UK ambassador to the US met members of the Senate select committee on intelligence 11 times between 2012 and 2014 – as they were investigating the CIA's rendition programme. This included two meetings with the committee's chair, Diane Feinstein, which took place as crucial decisions were being made regarding how much of its report into the programme should be made public.

The revelation has prompted fresh concern that the government lobbied for key parts of the report referring to Diego Garcia, a British territory in the Indian Ocean leased to the US as a military base, to be redacted. Human rights groups believe that the territory played a key role in facilitating the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme – the movement of high-value terrorist suspects to "black sites" around the world without legal oversight.

The US authorities have confirmed only that the territory was used for two refuelling stops. But there are suspicions Diego Garcia has played a more extensive role than the US has so far admitted, raising questions about when and what the UK knew about its use.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Elizabeth Warren is calling for an investigation of the Federal Reserve

Elizabeth Warren"This American Life" did a program on Friday on the information obtained by Carmen Segarra from...

GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises

rouhaniThe Obama administration is frantically searching for “creative solutions” to get to a nuclear deal with...

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

TrafficantFormer Rep. James Traficant, the Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a...

Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits

Rape kit lawCongress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!