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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Debate on CIA’s use of torture and role of EU member states

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 dicembre 2014

terrorist attacksUS Senate revelations of the CIA’s use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with the alleged complicity of some EU member states, will be debated with Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and the Italian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova on Wednesday, at 15.00.You can watch the plenary debate via EP Live and EbS+ and follow live coverage on twitter @EP_Justice. Hashtags: #CIA TortureReport.The alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation and illegal detention of prisoners was investigated by a European Parliament temporary committee set up in 2006.In its final report, approved on 14 February 2007, Parliament deplored the passivity of some EU member states in the face of illegal CIA operations.The CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme “in the majority of cases, involved incommunicado detention and torture”, said the text. This was confirmed by the victims – or their lawyers – who testified to the Parliament’s committee.A resolution on the US Senate report revelations will be put to a vote at February’s plenary session.

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