Paris, France – 8 June 2007 1. Dick Marty arriving at new conference at Council of Europe office in Paris following his delivery of the latest report on secret detentions 2. Mid shot of Marty at news conference 3. Various close-ups of report, reading (in French): “Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving Council of Europe member states” 4. SOUNDBITE: (French) Dick Marty, Investigator for Council of Europe: “Today we can say thanks to this work of research, we feel we can be affirmative about the fact that these centres of detention actually existed in Poland, in Romania and we can’t entirely exclude that in other European countries there were some people detained illegally.” 5. Cameraman filming news conference 6. Wide shot of news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (French) Dick Marty, Investigator for Council of Europe: “A few days after 11 September, a NATO meeting took place and there was an agreement on the fight against terrorism. Part of this agreement is public. We claim, we affirm that there were also a series of secret agreements. This platform allowed the CIA to be able to move around Europe unobstructed, without undergoing any control and especially the NATO protocol on secrecy was applied.” 8. Journalists at news conference Paris, France – 8 June 2007 9. SOUNDBITE: (French) Dick Marty, Investigator for Council of Europe “There have been serious investigations – the magistrates of Milan have done an excellent job. In the beginning no one believed that Abu Omar had been abducted. I saw all of the acts of the Milan magistrates, they have been able to prove all of the details. There are the names of 26 American agents against whom arrest warrants were delivered. And now what happens? Politics tries to block this trial. That’s the real problem.” FILE: Egypt – 22 February 2007 10. Walking shot of Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Moustafa Nasr, known as Abu Omar, climbing stairs FILE: Milan, Italy – 24 June 2005 11. Various of mosque on Jenner Street (the mosque that Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr was allegedly walking to when he was taken) STORYLINE: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) allegedly ran secret detention centres in Poland and Romania from 2003 to 2005 to interrogate detainees in Washington’s “War on Terror”, European investigator Dick Marty said in a report released on Friday. He also accused Germany and Italy of obstructing probes into alleged secret detentions by the CIA. The release of the report coincided with the opening, in Italy, of the first trial involving the CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme. Marty discussed the report’s findings with journalists at a news conference in Paris on Friday. “We feel we can be affirmative about the fact that these centres of detention actually existed in Poland, in Romania and we can’t entirely exclude that in other European countries there were some people detained illegally,” Marty said. Marty’s report, citing unnamed CIA sources, said top suspects Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were held and interrogated in Poland. He said “highest state authorities” in countries involved knew of the alleged detention centres. Sheikh Mohammed is the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks and Abu Zubaydah is a suspected senior al-Qaida operative. High-ranking officials from several countries mentioned in the report rejected its findings. Jerzy Szmajdzinski, who served as Poland’s defence minister from 2001-2005, brushed aside the accusations. Romanian Senator Norica Nicolai, who headed an investigation for parliament into the allegations, rejected Marty’s findings as “totally unfounded.” In Germany, government spokesman Thomas Steg strongly rejected the accusation that it hindered the probe.
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