Sept 10, 2010
The victims of the Bush administration’s programme of “extraordinary rendition” will not be able to sue the private company which transported them to foreign countries for torture by the CIA, after the present White House stepped in to squash their lawsuit on the grounds of national security.
A California court has sided with the Obama administration, which argued that a case led by the British resident Binyam Mohamed against the aerospace giant Boeing was bound to reveal state secrets and sensitive intelligence information.
Legal supporters of Mr Mohamed raised uproar at the decision, which the judge in charge of the case said had presented a “painful conflict between human rights and national security”.
This article was posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 at 4:39 am