dec 152014
 

(Reuters) – Poland threatened to halt the transfer of al Qaeda suspects to a secret CIA jail on its soil 11 years ago, but became more “flexible” after the Central Intelligence Agency gave it a large sum of money, according to a U.S. Senate report. U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the report’s forthcoming publication during a telephone call on Monday with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, administration officials and the Polish government said. The heavily redacted report does not mention [lees verder]

dec 152014
 

Detailed picture of how CIA flew terror suspects to Szymany has emerged Officials later flew them to a nearby ‘dark site’ for brutal interrogations Mariola Przewlocka says anonymous officials paid six times the landing fee Believes she witnessed arrival of 9/11 ‘mastermind’ on CIA Gulfstream jet Cars with darkened windows secretly took travellers to Polish military base Airport staff were banned from approaching aircraft and basic safety rules were sometimes flouted, she says Deep in north-eastern Poland, a neglected airstrip [lees verder]

dec 132013
 

Lawyers say a Saudi national and a Palestinian were tortured in a secret US facility in a remote part of Poland. Human rights groups believe about eight ‘terror’ suspects were held in Poland [AP] The secret network of black site prisons across Europe that the CIA used to interrogate “terror” suspects has had a rare public hearing at Europe’s human rights court. Lawyers for two suspects, currently held by the US in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accuse Poland of human rights [lees verder]

dec 132013
 

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case brought by two terror suspects who accuse Poland of conniving in US human rights abuses. The two men are currently held at the US Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. It is the first time that allegations about a CIA “black site” prison in a European country have been heard in an open court. Abu Zubaydah and another al-Qaeda suspect say they were tortured at a secret prison in Poland in [lees verder]

dec 132013
 

Terror suspects subjected to extraordinary rendition tell European court of human rights they were waterboarded Judges of the European court of human rights during a hearing at the court in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters Lawyers for two men subject to extraordinary rendition by the CIA told the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Tuesday that Poland, which permitted a secret “black” site to operate on its territory, should be held responsible for their torture. The two-day hearing [lees verder]

dec 132013
 

Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes An al-Qaida detainee at Guantanamo Bay in 2002: the DoD has taken steps to address concerns over practices at the prison in recent years. Photograph: Shane T Mccoy/PA Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in the torture and degrading treatment of suspected terrorists, an [lees verder]