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Investigator claims Europe complicit in CIA renditions, prisons

[JURIST] Swiss Senator Dick Marty [BBC profile], who has been investigating allegations [JURIST report] of illegal renditions [JURIST news archive] and secret detention centers in Europe sponsored by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website], said Friday that he was personally convinced that European secret service agencies have been complicit in the alleged CIA activities, but he lacks definite proof. Marty has been investigating on behalf of the 46-member Council of Europe [official website] and is scheduled to present a preliminary report to its parliamentary assembly January 23, though his investigation will probably last for another 12 months. The US has neither explicitly confirmed nor denied the allegations. Reuters has more.

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