CIA renditions unlawful
Brussels - European governments should not follow the United States' reluctance to shed light on unlawful intelligence operations carried out against suspected Islamist terrorists, Amnesty International said in a report published on Monday.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the
"We simply can't allow Europe to join the
"The tide is slowly turning with some countries starting investigations, but much more needs to be done," the head of Amnesty's EU office, Nicolas Beger, said in a statement.
Public enquiries have been launched in
Amnesty also pointed the finger at
Amnesty said European developments were in stark contrast with the US, where, despite President Barack Obama's rhetoric on respecting human rights while fighting terrorism, state secrecy laws have quashed all attempts to obtain judicial redress for CIA renditions.
Calling on European governments to refrain from using the same methods, and urging them to strengthen civilian oversight on intelligence and security services, Amnesty concluded that "
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