|Date: 10/07/2012 Time: 09:25:00 PM
EU member states must investigate whether there
were secret prisons or facilities on their territory where people were held
under the CIA secret rendition programme, said the European Parliament's Civil
Liberties Committee in a report adopted on Tuesday.
Three EU member states Lithuania, Poland, and Romania in particular are
encouraged to open, or resume, independent investigations.
"The EP has again shone the spotlight on serious human rights abuses by the
CIA and delivered a rebuke to those EU member states complicit in these abuses,
" said the rapporteur of the report Helene Flautre.
"MEPs have come under considerable pressure from different national and
other interests, seeking to keep a lid on these allegations, but thankfully
they stood firm and voted in favour of this report," she said in press
The report adopted with 50 votes in favour and two against. will be put to
a vote in the full session of the European Parliament in September.
"Research by the UN, the Council of Europe, national and international
media, investigative journalists and civil society has brought to light new
information on the location of secret CIA detention sites in Europe, rendition
flights through European airspace, and persons transported or detained", the
It also calls on Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, the UK, Germany, Spain,
Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Poland to disclose all information about
suspect planes associated with the CIA and their territory.