Council of Europe expecting explanations on Lithuania’s CIA prison allegations
Baltic News Service informed that the Council of Europe secretary general asked Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs if Vilnius could give all available information to the Council of Europe regarding the allegation of possible secret CIA prisons, or so called ‘black sites’ in Lithuania.
According to BNS the letter was sent to Lithuania a month ago and signed by Thorbjørn Jagland. Mr Jagland said that his predecessor had already asked for information on any involvement of public figures, by action or omission, in the deprivation of liberty of transport of detainees. The secretary also informed that this information relevant to an inquiry on CIA detention centres in Europe launched back in November 2005.
BNS quoted the letter in which Mr Jagland addresses to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “I should be grateful if you could provide me with any information available at this stage which could be useful for the purposes of the inquiry”.