Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MEPs condemn Britain's role in 'torture flights'

Stop torture flights!The European Parliament's human rights committee has released a damning report on EU complicity with US torture flights. They singled out the UK government, saying that they "deplored" the attitude of Minister for Europe Geoff "Buff" Hoon and were "outraged" by the position of the Foreign Office's chief legal adviser Sir Michael Wood.

Sarah Ludford MEP, vice-chair of the committee, said:

"If the EU's aspirations to be a 'human rights community' have any meaning whatsoever, there must now be a forceful EU response to this strong evidence that the CIA abducted, illegally imprisoned and transported alleged terrorists in Europe while European governments, including the UK, turned a blind eye or actively colluded with the United States."

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