CIA torture report: European nations called to investigate CIA activity


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The Independent Online

The US Senate report into the brutal interrogation techniques employed by the CIA has thrown the spotlight on the European nations that aided the agency.

After the 9/11 attacks, the CIA flew terror suspects to secret locations around the world to face interrogation outside the restrictions of US law. Activists, rights groups and some politicians have called for thorough investigations into how much European nations knew about torture on their own soil.

Lithuania’s parliament established in 2010 that the CIA did operate a site close to Vilnius. But because of a lack of co-operation from the US, they were not able to find out what happened there. 

The Lithuanian Prime Minister, Algirdas Butkevicius, said that he hoped Washington would now be more forthcoming, allowing them to re-open their inquiry. “I expect that co-operation will remain on a high level and the information will be shared and exchanged,” he said.