Saturday, October 28, 2006

CIA Tries to Suppress EU Opposition to Torture Flights

The CIA has allegedly tried to persuade Germany to quell opposition of the European Union over the CIA’s secret torture flights.

The Guardian newspaper wrote that the CIA offered to allow Germany access to one of its citizens, an al-Qaeda suspect kept in Morocco, in return for easing pressure from the European Union against CIA human rights abuses.

The intelligence report revealed by the Guardian described Morocco as a valuable partner in the fight against terrorism.

The Guardian wrote the terrorism suspect met German officials once in Morocco, but he was later transferred to Syria by a CIA torture plane.

The newspaper asserted Germany dropped a case against a Syrian agent upon demand of the Damascus administration in return for access to the German suspect.


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