Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Europe body to debate CIA flights


Europe's human rights body is to debate a report accusing 14 European states of colluding with the CIA on secret flights transferring terror suspects.
The report said some countries had provided staging posts for unlawful CIA flights, while others had let the US abduct suspects from their soil.

The Council of Europe is due to view video testimony supporting the charges.

Under the CIA policy of rendition, prisoners are moved to third countries for interrogation.

The US admits to picking up terrorism suspects but denies sending them to nations to face torture.

The report by Swiss Senator Dick Marty follows a seven-month inquiry that began in November amid a political outcry over media allegations of the existence of CIA detention centres in eastern Europe.

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