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Irishexaminer.com: Treaty gives CIA powers over Irish citizens
US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week.
Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.
On signing the agreement, the minister said that "the international community must do everything it can to combat terrorism with every means at its disposal.
The US may ask Irish authorities:
To track down people in Ireland.
Transfer prisoners in Irish custody to the US.
Carry out searches and seize evidence on behalf of the US Government.
It also allows US authorities access to an Irish suspect's confidential bank information. The Irish authorities must keep all these activities secret if asked to do so by the US.
ICCL director Aisling Reidy said: "An extraordinary aspect to this treaty is, despite its scope and its potential to violate basic constitutional and human rights, that all this happened without debate or transparency.
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
This was probably a quick stopgap to prevent IRA terrorists and AQ terrorists from sharing info or weapons...
I would have to say that something should be done to prevent that, but this does sound a little too "controling" and has potential to become a tyranny point...