Mounting pressure over torture flights

Mounting pressure over torture flights

Britain's role in CIA "torture flights" was roundly condemned yesterday by the European parliament in a scathing report which for the first time named the site of a suspected secret US detention centre in the EU - at Stare Kiejkuty in Poland.

MEPs condemn Britain's role in 'torture flights'
Guardian report, 29 November 2006 (with a picture of a SACC member protesting at Edinburgh airport earlier this year)

Eurpean Parliament report (pdf document)
Report on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation andillegal detention of prisoners Interim Report on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation andillegal detention of prisoners by the Temporary Committee of the European Parliament on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA forthe transportation and illegal detention of prisoners -Rapporteur: Giovanni Claudio Fava

In Britain, opposition parties today called for a full public inquiry into "extraordinary rendition" following a scathing EU report that accused the British government of obstructing investigations into the controversial flights. The Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National party jointly attacked the government for its "complicity" with the US government over the practice, whereby secret CIA flights transferred detainees to locations where they risked being tortured.

MPs call for inquiry into government's role in CIA flights - Guardian report, 29 November 2006

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