CIA banned from Danish air space
United Press International | August 30, 2005
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs says unauthorized flights by the CIA will not be allowed into Danish airspace
The government has told the United States that the CIA can no longer use Danish airspace for flights to transport suspected terrorists around the world, reported the Copenhagen Post.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made it quite clear to U.S. officials that Denmark does not want its airspace used for purposes that are in conflict with international conventions," wrote Foreign Minister Per Stig MÃ¸ller in response to an inquiry from a spokesman for military affairs for the Red-Green Alliance.
Reports surfaced in May that civil airplanes secretly registered by the CIA had been sighted over Denmark. Human rights organizations claim that the planes are used to transport terror suspects to places where torture is conducted.
MÃ¸ller had originally denied that the government had knowledge of transports taking place in Danish airspace that violate "international conventions," the newspaper said.