EU lawmakers back report on CIA terror kidnappings

EU lawmakers backed accusations on Monday that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency had kidnapped and illegally held terrorism suspects on EU territory and flown them to countries that used torture.

That is, the CIA specifically sent them to those countries to be tortured.

“The Fava report makes clear that illegal activities, including rendition of prisoners in the war on terror, took place inside the EU,” Socialist MEP Jan Marinus Wiersma said.

It is significant the EU is backing the report. This would be akin to the US Senate officially reporting that torture is used at Guantanamo, not that the US Senate would ever permit itself to do something that honest and principled, of course.