Dick Marty report on CIA secret detentions in Europe

Video of protest at Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland over the continued use of the airport by US American forces, including for torture flights.

From the Council of Europe:

Dick Marty presents his second report on secret detentions in Europe

Strasbourg, 04.06.2007 – Following several months of additional investigation, Dick Marty (Switzerland, ALDE), rapporteur of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), is due to present his second report on “Alleged secret detentions and illegal inter-state transfers involving Council of Europe member states” to the Assembly’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights in Paris on Friday 8 June 2007.

The meeting is closed to the press, but if the report is approved by the committee, it will be made public on this occasion.

Mr Marty will also give a press conference at 2 p.m.

Commenting on the draft, Mr Marty said: “My first report focused mainly on illegal inter-state transfers and extraordinary renditions.

This second report will focus mainly on the other part of my mandate – secret detentions.”

The report, if approved, is scheduled for debate by the 318-member Assembly, bringing together parliamentarians from all 47 Council of Europe member states, on Wednesday 27 June 2007, during its June plenary session in Strasbourg.

Background: chronology and links to documents

Information for editors

Copies of the report

If approved by the committee, the full text of Mr Marty’s report will be posted, in English and French, on the Assembly website and Council of Europe web portal at 2 p.m. French time on Friday 8 June 2007.

Guantanamo tribunals: here.


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