As designated under the Geneva Conventions [ICRC materials], the ICRC assesses the condition of prisoners of war and remains the only independent body the US permits to visit prisoners it has detained throughout the world. Several investigations into secret CIA prisons and extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] have been launched in the past year, although no definite proof of the detention centers has materialized and a recent report [JURIST report] by the Council of Europe found no evidence of such prisons in Europe. Members of the European Parliament are continuing their investigation [JURIST report] into the allegations. Reuters has more.
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