Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Scott Horton on CIA flights

From El Pais.

The planes used by the CIA carry out two missions: to provide operational support and to transfer prisoners. People looking for CIA prison-aircraft never find them. In most cases, the aircraft carries a single prisoner. Whenever people talk about secret prisons in different countries, for the most part they are apartments or homes, with easily disassembled equipment, explains attorney Scott Horton, on the faculty of Columbia University and Chairman of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. Torture and secret CIA prisons throughout the world are becoming a topic of major concern in this country, said Horton. They are normal aircraft. They don't carry many detainees. In most cases, there is only a single prisoner.


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