A report launched yesterday by the Open Society Justice Initiative names Ireland as one of the countries that participated in US rendition operations. The report makes it unequivocally clear that the time has come for the US and its partners - and that includes Ireland - to definitively repudiate these illegal practices and to secure accountability for the associated human rights abuses.
The report reiterates what organisations like Amnesty International, the Irish Human Rights Commission, a European Parliament Committee, and many others have been saying for years - and which Shannonwatch has produced evidence to support: that Shannon Airport has been used by torture planes. To their shame, successive Irish governments have denied the irrefutable evidence and refused to investigate. But we live in hope that this will change, and for that reason we've already hand delivered a copy of the report to the Gardai at Shannon.