STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A German public broadcaster reports the rendition of four U.S. terror suspects from Bosnia to a Cuban prison was organized by U.S. troops in Germany.
ARD aired a report Monday saying the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart organized the flights of six Algerian prisoners seized in Bosnia to Turkey, and then on to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in January 2002.
While the men never set foot in Germany, conspiracy to commit human rights violations in Europe is a crime under European law, Deutsche Welle reported.
The broadcaster said it had viewed EUCOM documents backing up the allegations, which Manfred Nowak, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, said was reason enough for an inquiry by German authorities.
"Of course this would be a case for the German prosecutor's office, as it happened in Germany and was coordinated from Germany," Nowak said.
EUCOM officials declined to comment on the report, Deutsche Welle said.