[Vision2020] Europeans Want to Know about Secret Prisons

nickgier at adelphia.net nickgier at adelphia.net
Fri Sep 8 10:51:06 PDT 2006

An excerpt for an article from the "The Guardian."

Other senior figures in the Council of Europe, who plan to intensify their investigations into allegations that Romania and Poland played host to many of the prisoners, also criticised the US. 

Rene van der Linden, president of the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly, said: "Our work has helped to flush out the dirty nature of this secret war which, we learn at last, has been carried out completely beyond any legal framework.

"Kidnapping people and torturing them in secret, however tempting the short-term gain may appear to be, is what criminals do, not democratic governments. In the long term, such practices create more terrorists and undermine the values we are fighting for."


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