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2006-01-24 12:28:50

By Jon Boyle STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The United States flew detainees to countries where they would be tortured and European governments probably knew about it, the head of a European human rights investigation said on Tuesday. But Swiss senator Dick Marty said in a preliminary report for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog that he had found no irrefutable evidence to confirm allegations that the CIA operated secret detention centers in Europe. His report kept...

2006-01-24 11:18:58

By Jon Boyle STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The United States flew detainees to countries where they would be tortured and European governments probably knew about it, the head of a European human rights investigation said on Tuesday. But Swiss senator Dick Marty said in a preliminary report for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog that he had found no irrefutable evidence to confirm allegations that the CIA operated secret detention centers in Europe. His report kept...

2006-01-24 09:18:50

By Jon Boyle STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The United States flew detainees to other countries where they would be tortured and European governments probably knew about it, the head of a European investigation into the controversy said on Tuesday. But Swiss senator Dick Marty said in a preliminary report for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog that he had found no irrefutable evidence to confirm allegations that the CIA operated secret detention centers in Europe. His...

2006-01-24 05:34:02

By Jon Boyle STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A European human rights investigator said on Tuesday there was evidence the United States had "outsourced" torture to other countries and it was likely that European governments knew about it. But Swiss senator Dick Marty, who heads an investigation by the Council of Europe human rights watchdog, said he had not uncovered any irrefutable evidence to confirm allegations that the CIA operated secret detention centers in Europe. His remarks,...

2006-01-24 04:23:21

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Tuesday there was evidence of "outsourcing of torture" by the United States but he had not uncovered any irrefutable evidence that the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe. Dick Marty, a Swiss senator investigating the charges for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog, said it was "highly unlikely" that European governments were unaware of the abduction and transfer of prisoners. There was "a great deal of coherent,...

2006-01-24 03:31:57

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Tuesday there was much evidence of "outsourcing of torture" by the United States but he had not so far uncovered firm evidence the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe. Swiss senator Dick Marty, investigating the charges for the 46-nation rights group the Council of Europe, said European governments and their spy services probably knew of a secret network of jails in Europe used by the Central Intelligence Agency. "It has...

2006-01-22 11:36:51

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italy has asked the United States to assist its prosecutors investigating 22 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan, officials said on Sunday. Justice Minister Roberto Castelli approved a request by Milan prosecutors for international court assistance, or a "rogatory," a spokeswoman said, which could allow prosecutors to travel to the United States to question suspects and witnesses. Milan prosecutor Armando Spataro told Reuters...

2006-01-20 08:34:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain denied on Friday it was involved in a cover-up of U.S. transfers of terrorism suspects and said it was not aware of any cases other than those ministers have already revealed to parliament. As pressure mounts on the government to hold an inquiry into Britain's role in so-called extraordinary renditions, Foreign Minister Jack Straw was forced to issue a written statement. Human rights groups accuse the United States of transporting terrorism suspects...

2006-01-18 21:35:27

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain believes the CIA's reported secret transfer of terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation is illegal, according to a leaked government document published on Thursday. The Foreign Office memo says the practice, known as extraordinary rendition, "could never be legal" if the detainee is at risk of torture, according to extracts printed in the Guardian newspaper. It adds that British cooperation "would also be illegal if we knew of the...

2006-01-18 07:43:34

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The credibility of the European Union is at stake over accusations the CIA ran secret prisons in the bloc, a top European lawmaker said on Wednesday as the European Parliament formally launched a probe into the scandal. "There must be no Guantanamo on European soil," foreign affairs committee chair Elmar Brok told Reuters, referring to the controversial U.S. detention center in Cuba. "We want to be clear to our people and to the rest of the...


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