High court judge investigates CIA flights to Majorca
12 June 2006, MADRID — A high court judge is to investigate CIA 'rendition' flights that stopped off in Majorca.
12 June 2006
MADRID — A high court judge is to investigate CIA 'rendition' flights that stopped off in Majorca.
The judge, Ismael Moreno, who sits in the Audiencia Nacional court which usually hears terrorist cases, appointed himself to the case.
Previously, the attorney general said the Audiencia Nacional was not able to hear the case and it should be investigated by a local court in Majorca.
The move comes after a report last week found 14 countries allegedly colluded with the CIA to run so-called rendition flights carrying alleged terrorist suspects.
The report was written by Europe's human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe.
Dick Marty, a lawyer for the Council of Europe, said in the report Majorca placed a "particular role" in bringing alleged terrorists from the Middle East and Far East through Europe to the US.
The European parliament is to debate the matter in Strasbourg on 27 June.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news