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Rendition&Torture: Europe {not? an } accountability-free zone


By jimstaro - Posted on 16 November 2010

''These abuses occurred on European soil. We simply can't allow Europe to join the US in becoming an accountability-free zone.''

EU complicit in torture: report

November 17, 2010 - A LEADING human rights group has sharply criticised the European Union for failing to call to account member states, including Britain, for their complicity in the CIA's rendition and secret detention program.

The charge is made by Amnesty International ahead of an EU-US summit in Portugal on Saturday in a 53-page report, Open Secret, which, it says, contains evidence of European complicity in the program.

All the rendition victims interviewed by Amnesty say they were tortured or ill-treated in custody.
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The response has so far been extremely poor among EU countries, the report concludes. But it also says that Europe remains ''fertile ground'' for accountability, especially compared with the US, which it describes as an ''accountability-free zone''. {read rest}

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