Documents Confirm CIA Had Rendition Flight Lurking In Europe To Catch Snowden

A Danish news website has published documents backing up the allegations that in June 2013 a US plane with a connection to CIA black site programs was on call in Copenhagen ready to snatch NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as he was stranded in Moscow.

A small plane taxis at the airport in Szymany, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Lawyers and rights activists believe that this was the airport used to ferry terrorism suspects in and out of Poland when the CIA ran a secret prison in the eastern European country. Former U.S. intelligence officials have said the spy agency operated the site code-named "Quartz" in northern Poland from December 2002 to the fall of 2003. Scottish Police are investigating possible CIA rendition sites in their own country.

The story of the private aircraft, a Gulfstream V with registration number N977GA, was first reported by The Register in June 2014. The plane previously used by the American intelligence to secretly transport terror subjects to clandestine detention facilities in Europe, flew from Washington, DC over Scotland to Copenhagen, the report

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EU Parliament Votes For Dropped Charges, Asylum Protection For Snowden

Resolution passed by European Parliament Thursday calls on member states to prevent whistleblower’s extradition, rendition.

A sticker calling for asylum for Edward Snowden seen in Berlin. (Photo: Tony Webster/flickr/cc)

The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday urging its nations to afford NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden protection. Passed by a 285 to 281 vote, the resolution calls on EU member states to "drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in

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Scottish Police Investigating British Role In CIA Kidnapping, Torture

A British human rights nonprofit turns up evidence that CIA planes refueled at Scottish airports, prompting Scottish police to open an investigation into Britain’s role in the U.S. post-9/11 torture program.

Romanian military staff stands at the end of a corridor on the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, some 250 kilometers east of Bucharest, in this Nov. 9 2005 file photo. Establishing the exact nature of Romania's involvement in a suspected secret U.S. program is crucial to building the case that Washington sidestepped international human rights conventions by persuading allies to perform dirty work on terror suspects that would have otherwise been illegal in the United States.

A small plane taxis at the airport in Szymany, Poland, Tuesday,  Oct. 19, 2010. Lawyers and rights activists believe that this was the airport used to ferry terrorism suspects in and out of Poland when the CIA ran a secret prison in the eastern European country. Police in Scotland are now investigating CIA rendition programs in their own

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CIA Officials Knew Rendition Victim Was ‘The Wrong Guy,’ Kiriakou Reveals

In an interview at his Virginia home, torture whistleblower says CIA insiders objected to the arrest and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar.

Rendition and torture victim Maher Arar. (Photo: Huffington Post)

Rendition and torture victim Maher Arar. (Photo: Huffington Post) CIA insiders objected to the arrest, rendition, and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar, but high-ranking officials ignored concerns that they were punishing an innocent man, according to former spy and whistleblower John Kiriakou in an interview with the Canadian

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ANALYSIS: Why Can The US Get Away With Torture?

From Human Rights Day to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-awaited torture report, this week has seen human rights celebrated and proof of their undermining revealed. Why does the U.S. get to have it both ways?

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Under the statue of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower outside the U.S embassy in central London, a protester dressed as 'Guantanamo Bay prison detainee' in orange jumpsuit and a plastic bag on her head as a hood, participates in a play called 'Closing Down Torture Airlines' during a demonstration,  (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis) Editor's

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Rendition Victims Urge Obama To Declassify Senate Torture Report

‘You must now take responsibility for telling the world — and more importantly the American people — the whole truth about rendition and American torture.’

As officials continue to delay the release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on post-9/11 CIA interrogation techniques, 10 victims of CIA rendition and torture have signed an open letter (pdf) to President Obama asking him to declassify the heavily redacted report. The 500-page summary of the report, which includes details about

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