Friday, April 21, 2006


Not privy to details of cooperation on CIA renditions

Gijs de Vries, the European Union's antiterrorism coordinator, said that investigations have not turned up any proof of secret renditions of terror suspects on EU territory,no EU-US agreement authorized secret renditions of terror suspects, that hundreds of CIA flights did not occur over Europe as reported by various media organizations, and that he has no news of European countries using intelligence obtained under torture.
''I am not privy to details of cooperation between national services, whether inside the EU or with third partners. That is under full control of national parliaments," de Vries said.
See Boston Globe

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Italy not forwarding CIA agent arrest warrents to US

Italy's Justice Minister Roberto Castelli has refused to pass on to the United States a request to extradite 22 purported CIA agents.
The agents are accused of helping to abduct Muslim cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan, without Italian permission, in Milan in 2003. The cleric, also known as Abu Omar, was flown to Egypt for interrogation. An Italian court had issued Europe-wide arrest warrants for the suspects, who are thought to have returned to the US. Mr Castelli signed the warrants but has now told Milan prosecutors that he had decided against forwarding their extradition request to Washington. He had previously accused one of the prosecutors involved of being a leftist militant and anti-American. here
plus Italy plus slumber

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


NELO contracts for identified CIA rendition planes

Private companies with current permits to land in US military bases worldwide

Contracts for identified rendition planes have been issued through an obscure US Navy office, rather than the CIA, according to US Department of Defense (DoD) documents obtained by Associated Press (AP).(54) In September 2005, AP reported that the Navy Engineering Logistics Office (NELO)(55) had issued classified contracts with 10 different companies and 33 planes for the "occasional airlift of USN (Navy) cargo worldwide." See Amnesty International

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