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Extraordinary Rendition by the United States

In history, words & phrases on October 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

Extraordinary rendition or irregular rendition is the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.

The term “torture by proxy” is used by some critics to describe situations in which the U.S. has purportedly transferred suspected terrorists to countries known to employ harsh interrogation techniques that may rise to the level of torture. It has been alleged that torture has been employed with the knowledge or acquiescence of the United States. A transfer of anyone to anywhere for the purpose of torture is a violation of US law.

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