Dr Sam Raphael, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, was recently interviewed by Al Jazeera, as part of an investigation into a covert CIA programme of torture favoured by the Trump administration. 

Dr Raphael appeared talking particularly about the role of aero contractors in America’s illegal programme of rendition and torture.

He said: “The evidence is absolutely incontrovertible in that the torture programme took place, that it violated domestic and international law in many points, and that North Carolina and their aero contractors were central to that programme.”

Dr Raphael runs The Rendition Project, working with NGOs and human rights investigators to uncover and understand human rights violations in the “War on Terror”. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Watch the interview on Al Jazeera from 6:30.

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