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Dutch foreign minister calls Rice rendition assurances 'unsatisfactory'

[JURIST] [JURIST Europe] Addressing the Dutch Parliament [official website] Tuesday, Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot [official profile] called assurances by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the US does not conduct renditions for torture "unsatisfactory." The Netherlands has been reported as one of the countries in which CIA rendition flights made stop-overs. Bot nonetheless asserted that rendition itself was not a form of kidnapping. He wants Rice to provide more satisfactory answers during a meeting with foreign ministers of NATO [official website] states scheduled for Thursday, as Rice continues her five-day visit to Europe. Expatica has more.

Angela Onikepe is an Associate Editor for JURIST Europe, reporting European legal news from a European perspective. She is based in the UK.

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