European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Secret CIA Prisons in Europe

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Michael Plachta


At its plenary session on September 11, 2012, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on EU member states to investigate whether there were secret prisons or facilities on their territory, where people were held under the CIA’s secret rendition program in the early years of this century. The resolution is based on a report prepared by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs last August.[1]

                [1]               European Parliament, Report on alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA: follow-up of the European Parliament TDIP Committee report (2012/2033(INI)), Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, P7_TA(2012)0309, 2 August, 2012. The report report was adopted by 568 votes to 34, with 77 abstentions, in Strasbourg.