Marty exposes global ‘spider’s web’ of US detentions and transfers, alleges active collusion by Council of Europe states
Strasbourg, 07.06.2006 – Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur Dick Marty today revealed what he called a global “spider’s web” of CIA detentions and transfers and listed seven Council of Europe member states who could be held responsible, in varying degrees, for violations of the rights of named individuals by colluding in these operations.
In a 67-page explanatory memorandum to his report, made public in
“It is now clear… that authorities in several European countries actively participated with the CIA in these unlawful activities. Other countries ignored them knowingly, or did not want to know,” he said.
Mr Marty said he used evidence from national and international air traffic control authorities, as well as sources inside intelligence services, including in the
He listed seven Council of Europe member states who could be held responsible, in varying degrees, which are not always settled definitively, for violations of the rights of specific individuals: Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Kingdom, Italy, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Germany and Turkey. Several more colluded, actively or passively, in the detention or transfer of unknown persons, he said.
Mr Marty’s report is due to be debated by the plenary Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly – which brings together 630 parliamentarians from the 46 Council of Europe member states – in Strasbourg on 27 June 2006.