piątek, 27 maja 2011

Polish PM D.Tusk must raise CIA secret prison with Obama

On the photo: Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abdul Rahim al-Nashiri. (All of them were tortured in Poland)

A coalition of legal and human rights organisations is today calling on Prime Minister Donald Tusk to raise the issue of the CIA's secret prison in Poland with President Obama.

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Interights and Reprieve are jointly calling on the Polish Prime Minister to use the historic occasion of President Obama's visit to ask for the cooperation of US authorities with Poland's investigation into the CIA 'black site'.

Among the people who have been detained and tortured at the military base at Stare Kiejkuty was Abu Zubaydah, who was recently recognized as a victim by the prosecutors running the criminal investigation into the site. There he was tortured by CIA agents into making confessions which have resulted in him being held in Guantanamo Bay to this day.

The organisations are calling on Prime Minister Tusk to stress to the US President that his country's failure so far to cooperate with Poland's criminal investigation is unacceptable - and that Poland itself will be in breach of its international obligations if it fails to investigate fully allegations of torture on Polish territory.


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