Secrets of CIA ‘ghost flights’ to be revealed

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Jamie Doward, home affairs editor
The Observer
Sunday 26 July 2009

Guantánamo detainee’s lawyers hail UK air firm’s U-turn that allows rendition case to go to court

Confidential documents showing the flight plans of a CIA “ghost plane” allegedly used to transfer a British resident to secret interrogation sites around the world are to be made public. The move comes after a Sussex-based company accused of involvement in extraordinary rendition dropped its opposition to a case against it being heard in court.

Lawyers bringing the case against Jeppesen UK on behalf of the former Guantánamo Bay detainee, Binyam Mohamed, claimed last night the climbdown had wide-ranging legal implications that could help expose which countries and governments knew the CIA was using their air bases to spirit terrorist suspects around the world.


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