Poland investigating claims of CIA secret prison Andrew Gilmore at 3:03 PM ET
[JURIST] A spokesman for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk [official profile] announced Friday that the Polish government is investigating [Gazeta Wyborcza report] claims that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] operated a secret prison [JURIST news archive] in Poland. The prison was reportedly part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] program, under which terrorism suspects were seized and flown to secret locations outside the US for interrogation and imprisonment. Prosecutors have reportedly obtained a memo [Deutsche Welle report] written by Polish intelligence officials in either 2005 or 2006 that confirms the prison's existence. Reuters has more.
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