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By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inquiries into allegations that CIA flights through Europe carried people to countries where they faced possible torture are encountering a stonewall by officials, a U.N. official said on Tuesday. Martin Scheinin, the U.N.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday defended its treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held abroad, telling a U.N.
By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Aspiring EU member Macedonia faced pressure on Thursday to explain its role in the alleged CIA abduction of a German man as a European Parliament team flew in for a three-day investigation mission.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture has demanded that the United States provide more information about its treatment of prisoners at home and foreign terrorism suspects held in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - At least one European state has admitted to handing over terrorism suspects to foreign agents, the Council of Europe said on Wednesday citing a clear breach of the country's human rights duties.
By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government, a close U.S. ally, said on Wednesday it would not seek the extradition of 22 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan and flying him to Egypt for interrogation.
By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The United States, accused by Amnesty International of twice using Croatia as a stopover point for terrorism suspects, never informed the government about such landings, Croatia's president said on Saturday.
Three men newly freed from jail in Yemen have given detailed accounts to Amnesty International that suggest they may previously have been held at a secret U.S. prison in Eastern Europe, the rights group said on Wednesday.
By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Prosecutors hoping to put 22 CIA agents on trial in Italy for kidnapping a Muslim cleric there say they have gleaned new evidence from German phone records, a well-placed judicial source said.
By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister used a Saint Patrick's Day visit to hammer home to President George W. Bush concerns about secret CIA flights through his country and treatment of inmates at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo.
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