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Rights groups say FCO claim records of flights in and out of Diego Garcia missing due to water damage ’smacks of cover-up‘

 

US bomber takes off from a base on Diego Garcia

A US bomber takes off from Diego Garcia in 2001. An upcoming Senate report identifies the UK territory as a location where the CIA established a secret prison as part of its rendition programme, say reports. Photograph: Usaf/AFP

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The claim comes amid media reports in the US that a Senate report due to be published later this year identifies Diego Garcia as a location where the CIA established a secret prison as part of its extraordinary rendition programme. According to one report, classified CIA documents state that the prison was established with the „full cooperation“ of the UK government.

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