EU: Council of Europe: 14 European countries colluded in CIA renditions, 7 accused of rights violations


COE report (pdf)

The latest report by the Council of Europe on "Alleged secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers involving Council of Europe member states" has said that 7 countries - Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Britain, Italy, Macedonia, Germany and Turkey - could be held responsible for "violations of the rights of specific persons" in connection with the CIA's rendition programme. Spain, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Romania and Poland are also accused of "collusion" with the United States. Rapporteur Dick Marty said there were also corroborated facts to suggest that Romania and Poland were detainee drop-off points near to secret detention centres:

Even if proof, in the classical meaning of the term, is not as yet available, a number of coherent and converging elements indicate that such secret detention centres did indeed exist in Europe".

The COE has produced a map showing stopover points, staging points, pick-up points and detainee transfer/drop off points: Global "spiders web" of secret detentions and unlawful "renditions"

See also Statewatch Statewatch Observatory on CIA rendition

 

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