Poland to investigate new allegations about secret CIA prisons

Written by on January 27, 2014 in Europe, World - No comments
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Polish prosecutors will probe the allegations that Poland allowed the CIA to set up a secret prison for terror suspects back in 2002 in exchange for $15 million in cash, as reported by The Washington Post on January 23.

Human rights groups and lawyers have argued for years that Poland struck a secret deal with Washington, under which the CIA allegedly used the site, an intelligence training academy in north-east Poland, to detain and interrogate men it suspected of being terrorists. Polish authorities have been investigating the allegations since 2008.

The Washington Post reported, citing former CIA agents, that the agency paid $15 million to Polish intelligence in 2003 for use of the site, handing over the cash flown from Germany via diplomatic pouch.

For the full story, please visit The Warsaw Voice.

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