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2006-06-07 14:09:24

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 mostly European countries colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA jails and flight transfers of terrorist suspects stretching from Asia to Guantanamo Bay, a rights watchdog said on Wednesday. Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's well-oiled system did not involve torture but amounted to a form of "legal and judicial apartheid" that could exacerbate Muslim anger and spawn new...

2006-06-07 11:56:47

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 states colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA prisons and transfers of terrorist suspects stretching from Central Asia to Guantanamo Bay, a European rights watchdog said in a report on Wednesday. Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's well-oiled system fell short of torture but amounted to a form of "legal and judicial apartheid" that could exacerbate Muslim anger and spawn new...

2006-06-07 06:20:27

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 states, mostly in Europe, colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA prisons and transfers of terrorism suspects, a European rights watchdog said in a report released on Wednesday. Middle Eastern and Central Asian nations played a role in the network run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and European governments were aware or participated in the operation, the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said. "It is now...

2006-06-07 06:00:52

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 states, mostly in Europe, colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA prisons and transfers of terrorism suspects, a European rights watchdog said in a report released on Wednesday. Middle Eastern and Central Asian nations played a role in the network run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and European governments were not unwitting victims of the operation, the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said. "It is now...

2006-06-01 06:48:44

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign spy agency admitted on Thursday that one of its staff knew, but failed to report, that a German citizen had been arrested abroad and handed to the United States as a terrorist suspect. The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) said the employee was told in Macedonia in January 2004 that authorities there had arrested the man, Khaled el-Masri, and handed him to the Americans. The admission marked a startling new...

2006-06-01 05:51:01

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's spy agency admitted on Thursday that one of its staff knew, but had failed to report, a German citizen had been arrested abroad and handed over to the United States as a terrorist suspect. The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) said the employee was told in Macedonia in January 2004 that authorities there had arrested the man, Khaled el-Masri, and handed him to the United States. The German government has previously said it learned only in May 2004 about the...

2006-05-19 06:46:49

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S. record at home and abroad, urged President George W. Bush's administration to "rescind any interrogation technique" that constituted torture or cruel treatment of foreign terrorism detainees. It...

2006-05-19 05:52:36

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S. record at home and abroad, urged President George W. Bush's administration to "rescind any interrogation technique" that constituted torture or cruel treatment of foreign terrorism detainees. It...

2006-05-19 04:44:01

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S. record at home and abroad, urged President George W. Bush's administration to "rescind any interrogation technique" that constituted torture or cruel treatment of foreign terrorism detainees. It...

2006-05-19 03:27:41

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S. record at home and abroad, also urged President George W. Bush's administration to "rescind any interrogation technique" that constituted torture or cruel treatment, citing use of dogs to terrify detainees. The United...


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