Poland ex-PM denies knowledge of CIA secret prison Hillary Stemple at 10:41 AM ET
[JURIST] Former Polish prime minister Leszek Miller on Tuesday denied any knowledge of a secret CIA prison [JURIST news archive] in Poland. Miller's denial came after a former CIA agent confirmed that the agency tortured [Spiegel report] alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri [NYT profile] in 2002 at a secret prison in Poland. According to the agent, al-Nashiri was stripped naked and hooded before a gun and a drill were held close to his head. In addition to denying the existence of the prisons, Miller also stated that he believes claims of the prisons will jeopardize the safety of Polish citizens [Polskie Radio report] and members of the military currently serving in Afghanistan. Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski has also denied the existence of the prisons. Both he and Miller maintain that they will not discuss the allegations of torture until the completion of an investigation into Poland's role in the US prisoner rendition [JURIST news archive] program.
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