In reminiscence of the notorious USrendition flights, at least 150 people, mostly Somalis including children andwomen who fled their war-torn country to Kenya, have been flown secretly fromNairobi to Ethiopia and Somalia where they were questioned by American andBritish officials in underground prisons, The Independent revealed onFriday, March 23.
"This is extraordinary rendition," MainiKiai, chairman of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission, told the Britishpaper.
Flight manifests seen by the paper show that threecharter planes left
The paper said the suspects are held incommunicadoand shackled to the wall in underground prisons at
Most have since been sent on to two detentionfacilities in the Ethiopian capital
Following the US-backed invasion of
Many of those caught on the Kenya-Somalia borderwere accused of belonging to the Islamic Courts, which ruled
Since 9/11, the CIA has rendered more than 100people from one country to another, to put them in the infamous renditions,usually with well-documented records of abuse, without legal proceedings.
The paper said the terror suspects arrested in
It said many needed medical attention but did notreceive it, including a pregnant Tunisian woman who had a bullet lodged in herback.
All were held in Kenyan prisons for several weekswithout access to lawyers and family members, the paper added.
The paper said that the terror suspects werequestioned by FBI agents in Kenyan prisons before the renditions, and humanrights groups in
"The Americans had direct access to theprisoners, one on one," said Al-Amin Kimathi of the Muslim Human RightsForum.
He added that US diplomatic vehicles carried thesuspects from
"Senior Kenyan police officers told us they hadnothing to do with the operation," said Kimathi.
"It was out of their hands."
Source:AgenciesGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16