Dick Marty: highly likely that European governments were aware of ‘rendition’ affecting Europe

It is highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of the “rendition” of more than a hundred persons affecting Europe, according to Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty, whose interim assessment was made public today in an information memorandum. Citing statements made by American officials and others, Mr Marty also said there was “a great deal of coherent, convergent evidence pointing to the existence of a system of ‘relocation’ or ‘outsourcing’ of torture”. He welcomed the arrival yesterday of detailed information he had requested from Eurocontrol and the EU's Satellite Agency.