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Swiss Tourism Head’s Report “Confirms” CIA Jails

From those champions of international law at the BBC NEWS:

Swiss tourism head and scouting expert, Dick Marty.

CIA jails in Europe ‘confirmed’

Unusual flights arrived at Poland’s Szymany airport in 2003

A Council of Europe investigator says he has evidence to prove the CIA ran secret jails in Poland and Romania to interrogate “war on terror” suspects.

Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, has been investigating CIA operations on behalf of the European human rights body.

In his new report, released on Friday, Mr Marty says secret CIA prisons “did exist in Europe from 2003 to 2005, in particular in Poland and Romania”.

The governments of both countries have strongly denied any involvement.

Mr Marty says he drew on multiple sources and used his own intelligence methods to investigate the CIA’s “extraordinary renditions”, the process under which terror suspects were transported around the world for interrogation.

“Some European governments have obstructed the search for the truth and are continuing to do so by invoking the concept of ‘state secrets’…. This criticism applies to Germany and Italy, in particular,” he said.

His report came as the first criminal trial over the CIA “extraordinary renditions” opened in Italy. Twenty-five CIA agents and a US Air Force colonel are on trial in their absence, accused of kidnapping an Egyptian terror suspect and sending him to Egypt, where he was allegedly tortured…

And who is this savant, Dick Marty?

From the fans of the great man at Wikipedia:

Dick Marty

Dick Marty (born January 7, 1945 in Sorengo) is a Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party) and former state prosecutor of the canton of Ticino. He is member of the Swiss Council of States (since 1995), and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He is the Chairperson of its Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights…

1975 he then was nominated state prosecutor of Canton Ticino on which post he was specially noted for his energetic activities fighting organized crime and drug abuse. For his achievements in the area of drug legislation, he received in 1987 an Award of Honor of the United States Department of Justice and a special award of honor by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. 1989 he was elected member of the executive of Canton Ticino where he was director of the finance department and in 1992 held additionally the office of president (rotating among the members). 1995, upon being elected to the Swiss Council of States for Ticino, he resigned from his executive post and is since working part-time as legal and economic consultant

In the Council of States he has been member of key commissions like Finance Commission and Economy and Taxes Commission…

Since 1998 he has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe where he is Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and a member of the Monitoring Committee, and second vice-chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, with further positions in several subcommittees. In 2005, Marty was appointed to lead an investigation by the Council of Europe into alleged illegal CIA secret prisons in Europe. Marty is planning to use satellite images and aviation logs – among many other sources of information – to find out whether the “rendition” of terror suspects for possible torture, or illegal secret detentions, have taken place in any of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states. These activities could be a violation of European human rights standards

Besides his political work, he has been, since 1996, president of Tourism Switzerland; he is the president of the Swiss Scoutism Foundation

You don’t even have to be a suicide bomber.

Thanks to our America-hating media, any fool can make a name for himself by attacking the United States.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 8th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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