Giovanni Claudio Fava

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Giovanni Claudio Fava is an Italian Socialist Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and the rapporteur for the EU Parliament Committee investigating the U.S. CIA's "extraordinary renditions" and "secret prisons" in European Union members states and candidate member states.

At the November 10, 2006 meeting at meeting in the European Commission's office in Warsaw Fava was critical of the Polish government because none of its cabinet ministers or members of the Polish parliament were made avilable for interviews, because the Polish Sejm (parliament) failed to hold its own investigations as did Romania and Britian, and that the authorities at Szymanow airport in northern Poland couldn't get their story straight: "One contact, former Szymanow airport boss Jerzy Kos told Mr Fava that a suspect flight by Boeing 737 N313 on 22 September 2003 never landed at the airport, while a government official, Marek Pasionek, said the flight could not be inspected after it had landed at Szymanow 'because it was dark.'". Source: Andrew Rettman. "CIA sleuth MEPs snubbed in Poland." EUobserver. November 11, 2006. New Report

On February 14, 2007, the European Parliament voted to accept a report from the investigating committee which found that European member states were aware of the U.S. CIA activities int heir territories, despite their denails. The vote was 382 voting in favour, 256 against and 74 abstaining. Fava commented on the vote by saying that, "This is a report that doesn't allow anyone to look the other way. We must be vigilant that what has been happening in the past five years may never happen again." Source: n.a. "MEPs Approve Damning CIA Report." BBC News. February 14, 2007. News Report

Background

Fava was born on April 15, 1957 in Catania.

Links

External Links

  • Official EU Web Page
  • Nat Hentoff's article on The Black Sites.
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