Human rights groups: end Bush’s torture flights


Torture flights in Europe, according to Australian daily Sydney Morning Herald

From London daily News Line:

Friday, 30 June 2006

‘CEASE ALL INVOLVEMENT’ IN TORTURE FLIGHTSHuman Rights groups urge European states

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists and the Association for the Prevention of Torture have issued a joint statement calling on European states to ‘cease all involvement’ in US torture flights, known as renditions ‘or illegal detentions’.

Titled ‘Twelve Steps to End Renditions and Secret Detentions in Europe’ the joint statement says: ‘The Report of Senator Dick Marty to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, along with the investigations of the EU Parliament, non-governmental organisations and journalists has demonstrated compellingly that officials in certain European states have tolerated, and in some cases actively supported, the US-initiated system of renditions and secret detentions.

‘As a result, people have been detained and transferred abroad, without due legal process, to places where they have been subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

‘Some have been handed over for interrogation to states that routinely use torture.

‘Some have been held secretly, including in Europe, and Senator Marty’s report notes that “serious indications continue to exist and grow stronger” that the US has operated secret detention centres in Council of Europe member states.

This issue in Germany: here.

In the USA and UK: here.

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