Europe committed crimes during counter-terrorism efforts: rights chief

[JURIST] The Council of Europe (COE) [official website] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg [official profile] on Thursday accused European governments of numerous human rights violations [statement] during counter-terrorism efforts over the past 10 years. Hammarberg said that many European countries began helping the US with secret counter-terrorism measures after the 9/11 attacks [JURIST archive]. Those measures allegedly included rendition of suspects with the cooperation of local police and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website], detention in covert…

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