Spies 'not monitored' in Europe

Europe has become a happy hunting ground for foreign intelligence agencies, according to the human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe. ... US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said suspects are flown abroad for interrogation - a process called rendition. But she has denied that torture is used. ... Immunity cannot mean impunity. Exceptions to state immunity already recognised in the case of torture should be extended to other serious violations of human rights, such as enforced disappearances. ... Germany denied any role in the abduction of its national Khaled al-Masri, who says he was seized by US intelligence agents in 2003 and taken to Afghanistan, where he was held for five months and mistreated.

2006-03-01

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