|A vigil to protest peacefully against the use of Shannon Airport by US military planes illegally transferring civilians to secret detention centres around the world without charge or trial.
The Government must admit that Shannon Airport was used as a launching pad for rendition operations by the CIA and act to ensure this can never happen again. Rather than rely on assurances from foreign administrations, the Irish Government must be confident that our own systems and laws can prevent this illegal practice.
Although President Obama's Executive Order 'Ensuring Lawful Interrogations' ends the CIA's programme of long-term secret detention it does not end the practice of rendition. The order allows the CIA to use detention facilities on a short-term basis, or to use foreign-controlled facilities to detain and interrogate individuals.
Join this peaceful vigil to call for the indefinite end to rendition through Ireland.
Who: Amnesty International activists join with other human rights defenders. All welcome.
Where: Shannon Airport. Meet at small roundabout just before the gantry (airport entrance).
When: Sunday 13 December 2009. 2pm - 3pm