CIA flights 'stopped off at Barcelona, Malaga'
5 April 2006, LONDON — A new report by human rights groups Amnesty International claims CIA 'rendition' flights stopped off at Barcelona and Malaga.
5 April 2006
LONDON — A new report by human rights groups Amnesty International claims CIA 'rendition' flights stopped off at Barcelona and Malaga.
Previously, the Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos had only admitted the flights stopped off at airports in the Balearic and Canary Islands.
The AI study, released in London, said the flights stopped in five Spanish airports in all.
One flight, it claims, carried Egyptian suspect Abu Omar from Germany to Egypt.
It also claims between February 2001 and July 2005, flights stopped off at airports in Palma de Majorca, Los Rodeos, Tenerife Sur and El Prat in Barcelona.
Amnesty said that the countries which tolerate stopovers of these flights on their territory were accomplices of human rights violations.
The group is also to ask the Spanish government what measures it is taking to ensure its air space is not used for any more flights.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news