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4 Responses to “BB Video: How you can get involved in the torture cases documented in "OUTLAWED."”

  1. grimc says:

    @kevitivity

    Do you know the difference between rendition and extraordinary rendition?

  2. grimc says:

    To add:

    Because trying to tie the Obama administration to extraordinary rendition–which is what this post is about–versus rendition (which even the spokesperson from Human Rights Watch says is acceptable in some circustances, according to the article you linked) is either ignorant or deceitful.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much! I was one of the people wanting resource/contact info and I’m happy to see it.

  4. rebeccawitness says:

    Thanks for all the interest in Outlawed. I just wanted to weigh in briefly on the comments above.

    Extraordinary Rendition occurs when one country transfers a person to another country where that person faces a real risk of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment (that can be to an overseas detention facility run by the CIA where interrogation techniques are employed). This is without due process.

    Rendition is a transfer and that could be a lawful transfer that is pursuant to extradition laws. For example, it could be a transfer of a person suspected of involvement in criminal activity from country A to the US to stand trial.

    The thing to remember about Extraordinary Rendition is that it is extrajudicial and the suspects are being transferred where they face risk of torture.

    Read more here: http://www.aclu.org/rendition

    And I’ll post info soon about what you might be able to do for El-Masri.

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