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CIA renditions: MEPs want member states to bring those responsible to justice

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 giugno 2016

washingtonParliament voiced serious concerns on Wednesday at the “apathy shown by member states and EU institutions” about recognising “the multiple fundamental rights violations and torture” that took place in US CIA “rendition” operations on European soil between 2001 and 2006. Its non-binding resolution urges them to investigate these violations and to bring those responsible for or complicit in them to justice. In the resolution, passed by 329 votes to 299, with 49 abstentions, MEPs call on EU member states to “investigate, insuring full transparency, the allegations that there were secret prisons on their territory in which people were held under the CIA programme.” They are concerned that “undue classification of documents” leads to “de facto impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations.” They also call for more fact-finding missions to be organised by the European Parliament in those member states which have been identified as complicit in the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme, such as Lithuania, Poland, Italy and the UK.
Parliament regrets the fact that more than a year after the release of a US Senate study of the renditions programme, no perpetrators have been held to account and the US government has failed to cooperate with EU member states.MEPs also regret that the Guantánamo detention centre has not yet been closed and call on the US authorities to ensure fair trials, prohibit torture, ill-treatment and detention without trial in all circumstances. EU member states should offer asylum to those prisoners who have been officially cleared for release, they add. MEPs ask Commission and Council to report back to Parliament on the findings of investigations and prosecutions conducted in the member states before the end of June 2016.

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CIA: il PE chiede agli Stati membri di assicurare i responsabili alla giustizia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 giugno 2016

bilancia pagamentiNella risoluzione non vincolante approvata mercoledì, il Parlamento ha espresso serie preoccupazioni su “l’apatia mostrata dagli Stati membri e le istituzioni dell’UE” per quanto riguarda il riconoscimento di “molteplici violazioni dei diritti fondamentali e dei casi di tortura” che si sono verificate in territorio europeo tra il 2001 e il 2006. Nel testo, si chiede all’Italia di rinunciare al segreto di Stato per i membri del SISMI coinvolti nel caso del rapimento dell’imam egiziano Abu Omar.Nella risoluzione, approvata con 329 voti favorevoli, 299 contrari e 49 astensioni, i deputati invitano gli Stati membri dell’UE a “condurre indagini, assicurando la piena trasparenza, sulla presunta esistenza, sul loro territorio, di prigioni segrete che avrebbero ospitato detenuti nell’ambito del programma della CIA” I deputati sono preoccupati dal fatto che “l’indebita classificazione dei documenti” conduca “di fatto all’impunità degli autori delle violazioni dei diritti umani”.Per quanto riguarda l’Italia, il testo sottolinea che la sentenza della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo del 23 febbraio 2016 nella causa Nasr e Ghali stabilisce che le autorità italiane erano a conoscenza delle torture perpetrate ai danni dell’imam egiziano Abu Omar e chiede all’Italia di rinunciare al segreto di Stato per l’ex capo del Servizio per le informazioni e la sicurezza militare (SISMI) e il suo vice, nonché per tre ex membri del SISMI coinvolti nel caso, “al fine di garantire che la giustizia proceda senza ostacoli”.Il Parlamento europeo chiede anche di organizzare una quantità maggiore di missioni d’informazione negli Stati membri che, nel rapporto del Senato USA sul programma di detenzione e interrogatori della CIA, figurano come complici di tale programma, come la Lituania, la Polonia, l’Italia e il Regno Unito.
Il Parlamento esprime rammarico per il fatto che più di un anno dopo la pubblicazione dello studio del Senato USA in relazione al programma della CIA, nessuno dei responsabili sia stato chiamato a rispondere delle proprie azioni e che il governo degli Stati Uniti non abbia collaborato con gli Stati membri dell’UE. I deputati sono rammaricati anche dalla mancata chiusura del centro di detenzione di Guantanamo e chiedono alle autorità statunitensi di garantire processi equi, proibire il ricorso alla tortura, i maltrattamenti e le detenzioni a tempo indeterminato in qualsiasi circostanza. Gli Stati membri dell’UE dovrebbero concedere asilo ai detenuti che hanno ufficialmente ottenuto l’autorizzazione al rilascio. I deputati hanno invitato la Commissione e il Consiglio a riferire al Parlamento, prima della fine di giugno 2016, sui risultati delle indagini e delle azioni penali condotte negli Stati membri.

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CIA’s activities in the EU: Civil Liberties MEPs to take stock of member states’ involvement

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 ottobre 2015

BruxellesBruxelles. The Civil Liberties Committee will hold a public hearing on “Investigation of alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA” on 13 October from 9.00 to 12.00 in room József Antall 4Q1, in Brussels. The aim is to take stock of all past and ongoing parliamentary and judicial inquiries relating to member states’ involvement in the CIA programme to gain insight on the extent to which the European Parliament’s recommendations have been followed.

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La Cciaa di Udine alla missione regionale di New York coordinerà i B2b delle imprese

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 ottobre 2015

udineAlla missione regionale negli Stati Uniti della prossima settimana ci sarà anche la Camera di Commercio di Udine che, con il sistema camerale, i partner di missione e l’Ice, coordinerà alcune attività. Nello specifico, quelle della delegazione di imprese del comparto food&wine, che sarà presente a Eataly Ny per incontri di business e per presentarsi al pubblico della Grande mela, e quella delle aziende dell’arredo-meccanica, che in contemporanea porteranno avanti B2b con le controparti locali preselezionate. «La missione, istituzionale ed economica insieme, è lo strumento migliore – aggiunge infatti il presidente camerale Giovanni Da Pozzo – per garantire alle nostre imprese il contesto ideale di sistema per espandere esportazioni e collaborazioni commerciali negli States, il terzo mercato di riferimento per l’export del Fvg, con una crescita del 47% tra 1° semestre 2014 e 2015. Tra i prodotti più esportati Fvg-Usa, navi e imbarcazioni, prodotti della siderurgia e macchinari, quindi mobili, articoli da coltelleria, strumenti per le telecomunicazioni e il nostro agroalimentare d’eccellenza».

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CIA detentions: Civil Liberties MEPs reiterate their call for Romania to investigate allegations of secret prison

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 settembre 2015

bucarest3A delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee visited Bucharest on 24-25 September to look into allegations that the CIA had been illegally detaining people in Romania. The mission was a follow-up of the resolution adopted by Parliament in February on the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA. MEPs will continue their work on illegal detention and torture of prisoners by CIA on the European soil. The Civil Liberties Committee delegation to Romania was headed by Tanja Fajon (S&D, SL). Other members participating were Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR), Laura Ferrara (EFDD, IT) and Jeroen Lenaers (EPP, NL). Ramona Mănescu (EPP, RO), member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, was an accompanying member. The delegation met with representatives of civil society and investigative journalists and with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prosecutor General and several members of the Romanian Parliament.Tanja Fajon (S&D, SL), the head of the Civil Liberties Committee delegation to Romania, said:”The report by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from last December revealed new facts that reinforce allegations that a number of EU member states, including Romania, were involved in the CIA secret detention and extraordinary renditions programme and had secret prisons in their territory.We reiterated our call on Romania to investigate the allegations that there was a secret prison where people were held under the CIA programme and to prosecute those involved in these operations, taking into account all the new evidence that has come to light, and to conclude the investigation as a matter of urgency”.
Eva Joly (Greens/ EFA, FR) said:”The respect for fundamental rights and the rule of law is an essential element in successful counter terrorism policies. Those policies, despite their particular nature, are not exempt from the principle of accountability and there can be no impunity for violations of international law and human rights.It is time now that those member states that were allegedly cooperating in CIA rendition and secret CIA detention programmes promptly initiate an effective investigation”.
Laura Ferrara (EFDD, IT) said:”If serious human rights violations have taken place on European territory it is our obligation to reveal the truth. We are aware of the efforts made until today and we encourage Romania to continue with the research work and the investigations as there are questions that have not been answered yet.The gravity of the allegations about secret sites on Romanian soil deserve every possible effort to seek clarification. The members of the delegation express their disappointment for not having been able to visit a building repeatedly reported as having been used as a detention site. The Civil Liberties Committee will continue its work on illegal detention and torture of prisoners by CIA on the European soil”.

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Parliament to resume investigations into CIA-led operations in EU countries

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 febbraio 2015

parlamento europeoBruxelles. Parliament’s civil liberties committee, in association with the foreign affairs committee and the human rights subcommittee, will resume its investigations into the CIA’s alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in EU countries, in the light of the US Senate’s new revelations of the use of torture by the CIA, says a resolution passed on Wednesday. The European Parliament also again calls on EU member states to investigate these allegations and prosecute those involved.The US Senate report released in December “reveals new facts that reinforce allegations that a number of EU member states, their authorities and officials and agents of their security and intelligence services were complicit in the CIA’s secret detention and extraordinary rendition programme, sometimes through corrupt means based on substantial amounts of money provided by the CIA in exchange for their cooperation”, say MEPs in a resolution approved by 363 votes in favour, 290 against and 48 abstentions.
In the light of this new evidence, Parliament instructs its civil liberties, foreign affairs and human rights committees to resume the investigations into the alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in EU countries by the CIA and to report to plenary within a year.This inquiry would entail, for example, sending a parliamentary fact-finding mission to the EU countries where CIA secret detention sites allegedly existed and gathering all relevant information and evidence on possible bribes or other acts of corruption linked to the CIA programme.The climate of impunity regarding the CIA programme has “enabled the continuation of fundamental rights violations”, as further revealed by the mass surveillance programmes of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and secret services of various EU member states, MEPs say, stressing that “there can be no impunity” for these violations.Parliament calls on the US to investigate and prosecute the multiple human rights violations resulting from the CIA programmes and to cooperate with all requests from EU countries for information, extradition or effective remedies for victims in connection with the CIA operations.On the EU side, MEPs express their concerns about the obstacles encountered by national parliamentary and judicial investigations, the abuse of state secrecy, and the undue classification of documents resulting in the termination of criminal proceedings. They again ask member states to investigate the allegations that there were secret prisons on their territory and to prosecute those involved in the CIA-led operations.Parliament expresses its condemnation of the “gruesome interrogation practices” of the CIA’s illegal counterterrorism operations. It also highlights the US Senate report’s “fundamental conclusion”: the violent methods applied by the CIA failed to generate intelligence that prevented further terrorist attacks.

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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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US secret prisons in Europe: a “law of silence” among governments

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 marzo 2012

Further evidence is emerging of the possible complicity of some European governments in the CIA’s secret detention programme. At a public hearing of experts on Wednesday, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs deplored the lack of cooperation from EU Member States and are preparing a new report.Hélène Flautre (Greens/EFA, FR), recalled the “serious breaches of human rights, kidnapping, torture, secret detentions, with the complicity of Member States” on which Parliament had sought to shed light until 2007.
Today, “new information has emerged on secret detention sites in Europe (…) there is a great deal of evidence upon which we can build in our work”, said Ms Flautre, who is preparing an own-initiative report. She denounced the “law of silence among governments” on these allegations.Furthermore, those responsible for national inquiries in Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, who had been invited to the hearing, “had each explained, meticulously, why it was impossible for them to attend”, she said.
“Many new elements have emerged since 2007, and especially in the past two years” said Julia Hall, an Amnesty International counter-terrorism and human rights expert, citing recent developments in Lithuania, Finland, Denmark, Romania, Poland and the UK.She deplored the refusal of governments to co-operate on the grounds that information was classified as secret, which, she said, was unjustified. “State secrecy should be invoked only to protect a vital national interest, which is not the case here”, she said.
For the time being, “there is no pressure from public opinion” on governments, “so they don’t care”, said Sophie In’t Veld (ALDE, NL). Furthermore, “we concentrate on countries, but I maintain that there is a collective responsibility”, she added, proposing that all Member States should therefore be covered by the future report.
Amrit Singh, a lawyer representing the Open Society Justice Initiative, presented the cases of Messrs El-Masri et Al-Nashiri, victims of CIA rendition and secret detention in Europe, implicating the authorities of Poland, Romania, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. She urged MEPs to “take their responsibility” to ensure that the USA does not single out a country for possible reprisal measures.
In Romania, “many inquiries have been made by MPs and independent media. They have contributed no clarifications, only presumptions”, said Ioan Enciu (S&D, RO).
In 2005, prompted by press reports of CIA activities on European soil, the European Parliament set up a temporary committee of enquiry. Its report, drafted by Claudio Fava, deplored the passivity of certain Member States in the face of the CIA’s illegal operations on their territory and called for an independent inquiry. MEPs pledged to follow up. In the Chair: Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES)

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La Cia contro il Che

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 ottobre 2010

I due autori cubani Adys Cupull e Froilán González hanno realizzato un’esaustiva ricerca durante quasi dieci anni, quattro dei quali passati in Bolivia, e i cui risultati sono raccolti in quest’opera che attraverso testimonianze, documenti, racconti e analisi mostra il coinvolgimento della CIA nell’assassinio del Che e dei suoi uomini, il lavoro di spionaggio da parte dell’ambasciata statunitense e la sede CIA in Bolivia durante lunghi anni di penetrazione nel paese.  Per la prima volta si ricostruiscono, con estrema fedeltà ai fatti, i dettagli degli avvenimenti alla Quebrada de Yuro, a La Higuera e a Vallegrande; le ultime ore del Che, così come chi e in che modo prese la decisione di assassinarlo; la ripercussione di quel crimine; la storia degli agenti della CIA di origine cubana; il ruolo dell’intellettuale francese Régis Debray e del pittore argentino Ciro Roberto Bustos. Sono raccontate le contraddizioni all’interno delle alte sfere governative boliviane; la pubblicazione all’Avana del Diario del Che in Bolivia e l’impatto e le conseguenze che generò a La Paz; i motivi per cui nella prima edizione mancavano tredici pagine e il ruolo svolto dal dottor Antonio Arguedas nell’entrata delle copie a Cuba. http://www.edizioni-achab.it

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