CIA torture report: Poland admits US used black site on its territory


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The Independent Online

Poland has acknowledged for the first time that there was a CIA “black site” on its soil.

The former Polish President, Aleksander Kwasniewski – who was in power from 1995 to 2005 – acknowledged that Washington did request use of a Polish facility. But he insisted that they had no knowledge of any torture or mistreatment at the site.

“The US side asked the Polish side to find a quiet site where it could conduct activity that would allow it to obtain information from persons who had declared readiness to co-operate,” Mr Kwasniewski said. “We gave our consent to that.”

Earlier this year, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland should be held responsible for the violation of the rights of two terrorism suspects who passed through a facility on its territory, and ordered the government to pay €100,000 and €130,000 in damages to two Saudis.


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