Three-quarters of Irish people want the Government to inspect alleged CIA “torture flights” passing through Shannon Airport, according to Amnesty International.
The human rights group says 76% of respondents to a poll it carried out want such flights to be examined by the authorities.
The question posed was:
“It is alleged that CIA flights currently using Shannon airport may be illegally transferring abducted suspects to GuantÃ¡namo, Iraq, and other secret locations, where they may face the risk of torture and/or death. Do you think that the Irish Government should be checking each of these flights to see if this is actually happening?”
Yes – 76%
No – 14%
Don’t Know – 10%
Amnesty: New research finds that 76% of Irish people think that planes linked to rendition should be checked
76% want Govt to inspect CIA flights at Shannon