Poland had main CIA prison in Europe, HRW says Nishat Hasan at 9:05 AM ET
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] has said that Poland housed the main CIA secret detention facility [JURIST report] in Europe, with approximately 100 detainees. The accusations, published in the Polish daily, Gazeta Wyborcza [media website in Polish], are based on information gathered from CIA sources and other documents obtained by the human rights group. The Polish facilities, according to HRW, were closed [JURIST report] shortly after the existence of such detention facilities was first published in November. HRW has previously said that Romania also hosted a CIA detention facility [JURIST report] but now says that Romanian facilities were used mostly to transport prisoners. Both Poland and Romania have repeatedly denied the allegations [JURIST report] that CIA facilities existed in the countries. Reuters has more.
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