'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Europe's human rights chief urged Lithuania, Poland and Romania on Monday to investigate the roles their governments allegedly played in the CIA's program of "secret detention and torture" of terrorism suspects.
Europe's human rights chief launched a blistering attack Thursday on European governments' counterterrorism actions, accusing them of helping the United States commit "countless" crimes in the past 10 years.
"The governments concerned have favored concealment and cover-up," he said in comments emailed to the Associated Press.
Mr. Hammarberg alleges that officials in those countries lied to parliaments, made false statements to international organizations and used judicial channels — including the invocation of state secrecy — to keep the most damaging revelations out of the public domain.