"In recent days Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell, made known new testimonies of Britain's participation in torture programs at CIA secret prisons
outside the United States," Dolgov said speaking about CIA agents' crimes at the US base on the British island of Diego Garcia, Itar-Tass reported Friday.
While in the aftermath of the attacks Europe was galvanised into helping the US government in any way possible to track down the perpetrators, including cooperating in the controversial CIA secret prisons
and renditions programme, today there is an awkward silence from the EU on how the US President Barack Obama is conducting his war on terror'.
Upon taking office in January, Obama had ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and of CIA secret prisons
or "black sites" abroad.
The 14 detainees, who had been kept in isolation in CIA secret prisons
, "gave remarkably uniform accounts of abuse that included beatings, sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures and, in some cases, waterboarding, or simulating drowning".
And shortly after taking office, he drew applause from friends of liberty for promulgating executive orders closing Guantanamo and CIA secret prisons
, ending CIA torture, suspending kangaroo proceedings at military tribunals, and pledging more openness than the secretive Bush administration.
THE boss of a probe into alleged CIA secret prisons
and torture in Europe yesterday insisted governments were in the know.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Warsaw received $15mln to host CIA secret prisons
in 2002-2003 used to interrogate al-Qaeda suspects who had allegedly operated against the US, reports said.
The report also encourages the United States to shut down CIA secret prisons
outside its territory, to end the policy of extraordinary renditions and to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Obama signed an executive order on 22 January ordering the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison camp and of CIA secret prisons
, or "black sites" abroad, although the time frame for the closures remains unclear.
Poland and Romania have been identified by the New York-based Human Rights Watch as sites of possible CIA secret prisons
, but both countries have repeatedly denied any involvement.
"A number of approximately 10,000 Pakistani citizens have been imprisoned in Guantanamo, Bagram, CIA secret prisons
and Pakistan's underground torture cells from 2001 to 2010," Masood Janjua told FNA.
Meanwhile, a CIA official has criticised the Council of Europe's 8 June report, which claimed it had "factually established" that there were CIA secret prisons
in Poland and Romania and that detainees were tortured.