7,052. 5/30/2007

“Binyam Mohamed and other victims of the CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’ program brought a civil case against Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Boeing used in California, in May [30] 2007. The lawsuit alleges that Jeppesen knowingly provided extensive flight services that enabled the CIA to carry out the renditions of Binyam Mohamed, Abou Elkassim Britel, Ahmed Agiza, Muhammad Bashmilah, and Bisher al-Rawi. The Obama Administration has regrettably continued the Bush Administration’s legal defense in this matter, urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case by asserting the ‘state-secrets privilege’ on behalf of the U.S. government and Jeppesen Dataplan.”

 – M. Cherif Bassiouni, The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration, Page 158

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