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Rep. Markey Introduces Bill to Ban 'Extraordinary Rendition'

HeadlineFeb 23, 2005

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Democratic Congressman Edward Markey last week reintroduced legislation calling for a “Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act.” The legislation would formally prohibit the practice of “extraordinary rendition” by which prisoners in U.S. custody are allegedly sent for interrogation to foreign countries that practice torture. Over the past few years U.S. agents have detained or kidnapped numerous individuals and sent them to jails in Syria and Egypt without any formal legal proceeding.

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