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Change we can believe in? (2)

Wednesday 4th February 2009

"Rendition" (in other words the outsourcing of torture) continues.

Barack Obama grants CIA permission to retain right to carry out renditions

The banner headlines greeting President Obama's decision to close the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay and secret CIA prisons may have concealed how he has retained one of the most controversial weapons in the War on Terror.

Under executive orders signed on January 22, the CIA appears to have preserved its authority to carry out renditions -- by which hundreds of terrorist suspects have been abducted and transferred to prisons in countries with questionable human rights records such as Egypt, Morocco or Jordan.

Barack Obama to allow anti-terror rendition to continue

The highly controversial anti-terror practice of rendition will continue under Barack Obama, it has emerged.