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Romania accused of conniving along with other 13 European states in CIA extraordinary renditions

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe accused 14 European governments of "intentional or grossly negligent collusion" with the United States in the secret detention and transfer of terrorism suspects to countries where they may be tortured, a practice known as extraordinary rendition.

A report commissioned by the Council of Europe says Bosnia, Britain, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey either actively or passively colluded in the practice.

Poland and Romania were singled out for tolerating the operation of CIA secret detention centers.

Norica Nicolai, the head of a Romanian parliamentary commission investigating alleged CIA flights to Romania, rejected the report's accusations that Romania harbored CIA detention centers as "pure speculation." She vowed to counter the findings of the report.