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‘Massive and systemic violations’ of human rights.

A Council of Europe investigator says that he has “enough evidence to state” that the CIA operated secret prisons in Poland and Romania. Der Spiegel obtained a copy of the report:

The illegal deportation of suspects by CIA kidnapping teams in Europe amounts to a “massive and systematic violation of human rights,” the report says.

[Dick] Marty, who conducted the investigation on behalf of the Council of Europe, accuses the CIA of having committing a number of transgressions: “We believe we have shown that the CIA committed a whole series of illegal acts in Europe by abducting individuals, detaining them in secret locations and subjecting them to interrogation techniques tantamount to torture.”

UPDATE: Spencer Ackerman has more.

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