Using anonymous sources to publically condemn governments is legitimate, says Dick Marty, called to answer eurodeputies’ criticism of his investigation methods. This is because the governments presented a wall of silence, he says. The Swiss Senator who wrote the report in the matter for the Council of Europe said that complicity with illegal and secret CIA operations tainted Europe.
At a hearing in Brussels, Marty continued to question any practice whereby individuals accused of terrorist activities are removed from the due process of law: “We transformed criminals into warriors and gave them a legitimacy to fight countries that use illegal means. In contrast, I find that the trial that took place in Madrid is a far more coherent response: to give these perpetrators a face, to show what their actions were.”
Claudio Fava, the head of a European Parliament probe into EU-CIA allegations said his findings corroborate Marty’s. Meanwhile, two former Polish and Romanian officials have threatened to sue him. He names them in his report, saying they knew about their governments’ involvement. They deny it.