BRUSSELS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A European Union report says 11 countries cooperated with the U.S. extraordinary renditions of suspected terrorists to secret prisons.
Giovanni Claudio Fava, who headed the investigation, said he did not believe government claims that they were unaware the CIA. was involved in flights through their airspace, The New York Times reported.
Fava said he had obtained records from a source of a meeting of European Union and NATO foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in December 2005. He described the records as "confirming that member states had knowledge of the program of extraordinary rendition and secret prisons."
In his report, Fava said that at least 1,245 secret flights had used European airports or airspace. He said that the Polish government was especially uncooperative about supplying records.
According to news reports, prisoners were being held in eastern Europe at a Soviet-era prison compound.