Germany and 10 other states knew about secret CIA prisons in Europe, and obstructed investigations into the case, the European Parliament said in a report.There were 11 European countries knew about secret US jails for terror suspects and obstructed the investigation into the transport and illegal detention of prisoners within Europe, European Parliament committee said in a draft report on Tuesday. … The draft, which was based on classified documents and secret informants, noted at least at least 1,245 suspicious flights through European air space or stopovers at European airports that took place at the request of the CIA.
The report was the result of an investigation by a special committee of the European Parliament into “extraordinary rendition” — the US practice of transporting terrorist suspects to third countries for questioning. …
Meanwhile, a US appeals court in the state of Virginia has agreed to hear the case of German-Lebanese citizen Khaled el-Masri against ex-CIA chief George Tenet. El-Masri accused the CIA of taking prison in Afghanistan, where he was allegedly beaten, in a case of mistaken identity.El-Masri is seeking damages of at least 75,000 dollars on allegations of unlawful capture, imprisonment, torture and other human rights violations. A decision is expected next week, a spokesman for the Richmond court said. – more
If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn’t mind a little torture to prove you are innocent, right? How many tortured people are represented by those 1200+ flights?