UN investigating use of Shannon by CIA ‘torture plane'
Ireland Online | September 14 2005
The United Nations is reportedly planning to investigate the use of Shannon Airport by the US military as part of the Bush administration's "war on terrorism".
Reports this morning said the Government's decision to allow the US to use the airport would be scrutinised as part of an inquiry into the alleged torture of suspected Islamic militants.
The inquiry centres on an aircraft allegedly used by the CIA to transport detainees to countries where they can be tortured on behalf of the US without any legal ramifications.
Irish peace activists have claimed that the aircraft frequently lands at Shannon, but complaints to Gardaí have failed to lead to any inspections of the plane.
This morning's reports said Ireland could be found in breach of international law if it were found to have failed to act to prevent torture