Extraordinary rendition is legal, claims CIA lawyer

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05 Nov 2010
CIA advisor: Extraordinary rendition legal 05 Nov 2010 A top lawyer for the CIA has claimed that the practice of extraordinary rendition is legal, even in cases that lead to the torture of a suspect. Daniel Pines, an assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has claimed that the practice of abducting terror suspects overseas and sending them to a third country for interrogation is legal under US law. Writing in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Pines stated, “There are virtually no legal restrictions on these types of operationsŠ Indeed, US law does not even preclude [the] rendering [of] individuals to a third country in instances where the third country may subject the rendered individual to torture.”

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