CIA Renditions

Sweden Accused of Human Rights Violations

Sweden is one of seven European countries accused of violating human rights, by helping the American CIA to secretly transport terrorist suspects.

According to a new report from the Council of Europe there was a ”spider’s web” of landing points around the world, which were used to transfer suspects to third countries or to US-run detention centres. Sweden is criticised for allowing CIA agents to pick up two terrorist suspects here and fly them to Egypt in December 2001.

The report names another seven European countries which, it says, turned a blind eye. The Council of Europe says the United States created what it calls a ”reprehensible network” through the ”intentional or grossly negligent collusion” of the 14 European nations.

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