The United Nations' special investigator on torture says he has evidence of the existence of secret prisons in Europe:
"I am 100 per cent sure. I have evidence," Nowak said...
"It is totally unacceptable, even in the fight against terrorism, that a highly democratic country such as the United States of America is keeping secret places of detention," said Nowak, an Austrian law professor who reports on torture allegations to UN rights bodies and the General Assembly.
"Secret means that nobody knows who is there, where the people are, families have no access, and not even the (international Red Cross) has access," he said. "This is not only unacceptable in Europe. It is unacceptable anywhere in the world."