17 Apr 2012

Secret prisons in Europe

Six years after the first revelations about the abduction, torture and detention on European soil of terrorism suspects by the CIA, the European Parliament is preparing a new report about the scandal. Hearings were organised with NGO’s and human rights institutions to gather additional data about some member-states governments alleged complicity in the rendition programme. The report investigated claims arrangements existed in Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Denmark, Finland and Britain.

“Nothing has been done in member states to truly investigate and get to the bottom of the problem. There is an obligation not only not to torture or to be an accomplice in torture, but there is an obligation to investigate, to ensure accountability,” said Gerald Staberock, Secretary General of the World Organisation Against Torture.