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Europe: Breaking the conspiracy of silence: USA’s European ‘partners in crime’ must act after Senate torture report

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 01/002/2015

The release in December 2014 of a 524-page summary of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” has provided additional detail regarding the CIA’s ill-conceived and presidentially authorized foray into counter-terrorism detention operations. This briefing provides a description of reactions to the SSCI study from a number of current and former officials in several European countries. The briefing paper also provides information regarding the current “state-of-play” with respect to accountability in these European countries for complicity in CIA secret detention and interrogation operations.

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