08 June, 2006
The government on Wednesday indirectly denied a Council of Europe report claiming that Athens had been used as a 'stop-over' for aircraft used in the illegal transportation of prisoners by the U.S. intelligence agency CIA.
"All movements of aircraft to and from Greece were carried out with full and strict respect for the laws, rules and international treaties that govern international air travel," alternate government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros stressed.
He would not, however, be drawn into any statement on whether the CoE report was reliable.
Source: Athens News Agency