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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Accused bomber sued Poland over secret CIA prison
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On May 10, 2011, lawyers for the accused USS Cole bomber, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, have filed suit against Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over their client's alleged torture at a secret CIA prison located in the country. An investigation by the Polish government into the existence of a CIA-operated prison began in September 2008. In September 2010, Polish prosecutors announced that they were asking US officials to question al-Nashiri and another detainee who claimed he was abused at the site. Although Poland initially denied the existence of such a secret prison, the CIA facility has since been confirmed.

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