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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Shannon named "stopover point" for rendition flights

Shannon Airport has been named as a Stopover point for rendition flights it has been anounced today.

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur Dick Marty today revealed what he called a global ''spider’s web'' of CIA detentions and transfers and listed seven Council of Europe member states which could be held responsible, in varying degrees, for violations of the rights of named individuals by colluding in these operations and Ireland is on the list. More specificly , Shannon airport.

The Irish Government and Shannon Airport officials have always accepted US assurances that no prisoners have been on board the planes.

The Council of EuropeExplanatory memorandum can be found here

Below is the "Spiders Web" of secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers.

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