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Rendition Circuit: 8-15 April 2002

 

Rendition of Mohammed Saad Iqbal Madni and Mamdouh Habib, Egypt to Afghanistan (via Uzbekistan)

 

On 12 April 2002, Mohammed Saad Iqbal Madni and Mamdouh Habib were rendered for a second time each, from Egypt where they had been detained and tortured for months to Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. They were transferred on board the CIA-owned Gulfstream V jet with the registration number N379P. This was the same aircraft that had initially rendered Madni from Indonesia to Egypt in January 2002.

 

 

Analysis

 

N379P left its home base of Johnston County Airport (KJNX) just before midnight on 8 April 2002, flying to Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD), where it stayed for just over two hours. It then departed in the early hours of 9 April, and flew direct to Cairo (HECA), landing there in the afternoon. The aircraft stayed in Cairo for three days, during which time Madni and Habib were loaded onboard. These dates match exactly with Madni's recollection that he was held in Cairo for 92 days. On 12 April, the aircraft flew to Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UTTT). Madni has testifed that throughout the flight both he and Mamdouh where 'shackled in a foetal position and we were beaten and given electric shocks by the American guards if we tried to ask for anything'. In Tashkent, Madni has said that they were transferred to another aircraft, and flown to Bagram Airbase.

With Madni and Habib delivered to Bagram, N379P then filed a flight plan from Tashkent to Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF). Data released by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) shows the aircraft entering Polish airspace at 10:48 on 13 April, en route from Tashkent to Frankfurt, and leaving the airspace at 11:33 local time (10:33 GMT).

An hour later, at 11:43 GMT, N379P had left Frankfurt, returning to Washington then onward to Camp Peary, Virginia (KW94), home of a major CIA training facility known as The Farm.

 

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