PM’s daughter takes on CIA over torture operations !!!

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    PM's daughter blows whistle on 54 nations that helped US detention

    WASHINGTON: It does not matter if it is Republican President George Bush or Democratic President Barack Obama in the White House; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter Amrit Singh's canvassing for human rights and campaign against secret rendition and torture cuts across party lines — and across countries.

    In an exhaustive 214-page report released Tuesday, Singh, currently a senior legal officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative, has exposed 54 countries that helped facilitate the Central Intelligence Agency's secret detention, rendition, and interrogation program in the years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The report draws a stark picture of scores of people, both hardcore al-Qaida types and wayfarers, who were caught in the massive and foggy US counterterrorism drive worldwide after 9/11.

    Singh has also named 136 people who were detained and transferred by the CIA and its allied or cooperating intelligence outfits, the first time such an extensive and detailed list has been compiled. She describes how and where they were apprehended, transferred, and interrogated. The list, which includes many Pakistanis, Aafia Siddiqui among them, is the largest one compiled to date, and it reveals how detainees were moved around the world without due process, often to countries which ran secret prisons and torture cells.

    The 54 countries which were co-opted in the sweeping CIA drive against terrorism include the usual suspects such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria and Libya which have poor or non-existent legal systems, judicial oversight, and human rights. But it also includes western countries such as Australia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Italy, some of which are fierce advocates of civil liberties and human rights.

    India is not among the countries named in the report. The list of 136 detainees does not include any Indians, nor were any apprehended in India. A majority of them were detained in Pakistan in raids and many of them are Pakistanis, confirming the country's reputation as a terrorist haven.

    Singh, who is the youngest of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three daughters, was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberty Union's Immigrants' Rights Project before she joined the National Security and Counterterrorism program at the Open Society Justice Initiative last year. Some of her human rights work is chronicled in a book Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond, that she has co-authored. She is married to Barton Beebe, a professor of law at New York University.

    She has been a persistent critic of U.S human rights violations, particular during the Bush years, but she has not eased off during the Obama White House either, even as the Democratic President has reneged on some of his commitments. Indeed, the latest report is sharply critical of Obama and his administration.

    "The time has come for the United States and its partner governments to admit to the truth of their involvement in secret detention and extraordinary rendition, repudiate these practices, and conduct effective investigations directed at holding officials accountable," Singh writes in her conclusion.

    PM's daughter blows whistle on 54 nations that helped US detention program - The Times of India
     
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    Report on CIA rendition reveals massive scale of European assistance

    Report on CIA rendition reveals massive scale of European assistance | World news | guardian.co.uk
     
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    More Than 50 Countries Helped the CIA Outsource Torture

    More Than 50 Countries Helped the CIA Outsource Torture | Danger Room | Wired.com
     
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    US, Champion of Human Rights!!
     
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    what can u expect from 54 weak nations after US presidents says "You are with USA or you are with them(terrorist)" .
     
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    India said no.
     
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    Is the PM's daughter an Ameican citizen?
     
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    Where it is mentioned . If remember correctly we where first nation to offer our service to USA immediately after 9/11 even before USA asked it.
     
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    There is difference between co-operating for mutual gain and being a lackey which these 54 countries are. Even enemies share intelligence if it benefits them.
     
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    Offering help to a soverign nation and being lackey to the rogue intelligence agency which doesn't respect the law of the land are both on different ends of the spectrum.
     
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    Only important that she works for George Soros as a useful fool.

    Useful idiot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Cooperation lost 9/11 against terror is different from offering yourself for rendition. List 9/11, Indian intel gave all the help it could to the US. But that didn't include rendition.
     
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    Re: PM's daughter blows whistle on 54 nations that helped US detention

    It does not matter if Amrit Singh is canvassing for human rights and campaigning against secret rendition and torture. The issue has been overtaken by events and technology.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/w...ck-a-light-on-drone-strikes-hazards.html?_r=0

    What Standards Must Be Met for the U.S. to Kill an American Citizen? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

     
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    Re: PM's daughter blows whistle on 54 nations that helped US detention

    US and the West are open societies and democratic countries and the standards they apply to other nations like China, India, Russia will surely apply to them through their own system.
     
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    A so-so critique of Blair's administration. That line is the only good thing from that movie.
     
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    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Courtesy - Benjamin Franklin


    "If there is someone who can convince you that he/she can provide 100% security in exchange for liberty and freedom, then either the person is the greatest con-artist even known or you are incredibly stupid beyond redemption" - Courtesy - Goddamn myself
     
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    Seriously?? Do u really believe that? :clobber:
     
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