It appears the the US govt. has expedited the shifting of any CIA prisoners to ‘safer political ground’ – outside the EU in time for Rice’s vist. The existance of the prisons are still denied inspite of mounting evidence to the contrary.
Given the delicate situation, the CIA’s detention centres in Europe were no longer sustainable, Current and former CIA officers speaking to the US broadcaster ‘ABC News’ on the condition of confidentiality had said that Washington thus had “scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today.”
“The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert,” ABC News reports. The CIA officials had asked the US broadcaster “not to name the specific countries where the prisons were located, citing security concerns,” ‘ABC News’ added. Official comments were not available from American authorities, which so far have denied the holding of CIA prisoners in Europe.
Source – Afrol News