CIA abductions in Europe

Freed prisoners have testified about it, Amnesty International has been reporting on it, European Union officials had been denying it, but now EU parliament investigators have confirmed it: The CIA has been secretly abducting people and flying them through Europe to secret torture prisons in Eastern Europe.

See the April 26, 2006 Guardian article “EU report condemns secret CIA flights.”

According to analysis of flight logs through Europe, “The CIA has carried out more than 1,000 undeclared flights over European territory since 2001” (The Guardian 2006). Italy and Bosnia appear to have cooperated in the secret CIA abductions.

Clandestine detention centres, secret flights to or from Europe to countries in which suspects could face torture, or extraordinary renditions all breach the continent’s human rights treaties.