Boeing – Profiting from Torture!!!
Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing Company. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against Jeppesen for knowingly providing direct flight services to the CIA that enabled the clandestine transportation of Binyam Mohamed, Abou Elkassim Birtel, Ahmed Agiza, Bisher al-Rawi and Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah to secret oversees locations where they were subjected to torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
• Since December 2001, Jeppesen has provided flight and logistical support to at least 15 aircraft that have made a total of 70 flights.
Jeppesen has provided the following services:
• flight planning services including itinerary, route, weather, and fuel planning.
• preparation of pre-departure flight plans with air traffic control authorities.
• procured over-flight and landing permits from foreign governments
• facilitation of customs clearance and arrangements for ground transportation, catering, and hotel accommodation for aircraft crew upon landing
• provision of security for aircraft and crew.
According to Meg Satterwaite, attorney for Mr. Bashmilah, “ This is a program that could not exist without corporate complicity. Jeppesen is a crucial example here. The CIA used purportedly civilian planes to avoid certain procedures that they normally would need to use if they used, for example, military planes or official government planes. So the corporate complicity is actually a crucial part of the CIA program.”
The U.S. government is attempting to stop the lawsuit asserting “ state secrets.” That will not stop our efforts to call Boeing to accountability for PROFITING ON TORTURE.
Join us as we demonstrate at the Boeing shareholders meeting to show that TORTURE IS BAD BUSINESS. 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 28 at the Field Museum. Shareholders’ meeting begins at 10 a.m.