For years, Poland’s top officials denied the prison even existed.
That was, of course a lie.
The truth was the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been operating the prison secretly for many years. The purpose was for “rendition”, which is code for international kidnapping of people around the world. Most probably the final destination for many of these prisoners was Guantanamo Bay Cuba, where the US maintains a military prison, just outside the legal authority of the US constitution.
The reason is so they can torture and water-board people in an attempt to gain forced confessions and so called “intelligence information”…In addition the CIA preformed mock executions on detainees.
Obviously, it was not only the Polish secret service that violated international law, the CIA did as well. “The CIA agents after all were the ones that interrogated prisoners, and should be held accountable for their actions”, says former CIA agent Raymond McGovern.
In addition to basing secret prisons in Poland, where terrorism suspects were kept against their will and brutally interrogated – official flight logs were also released, confirming Poland also hosted aircraft linked to a CIA program for secretly moving and holding “terrorism” suspects.
The story of Poland’s involvement into the CIA program was first run in 2005 by the Washington Post, “but they didn’t give the location. Now we know that there are two countries involved officially: Lithuania and Poland, according to RT TV news.
The US is refusing to help Poland investigate claims of a secret CIA prison, which allegedly operated in the country between 2003 and 2005.
Warsaw prosecutors have spent the past four years looking into the supposed hidden facilities.
Washington’s refusal to help was reported by a Polish news agency just days after a Palestinian terror suspect claimed he had been secretly shipped to the country and tortured in one of the prisons.
The US Department of Justice informed Warsaw that they “would not provide legal assistance in this case since it may endanger national security and state interests.”
The “refusal” by the American authorities does not definitely mean that the investigation in Poland will not lead to an explanation of this issue, believes Irmina Pacho, the co-ordinator of the Helsinki Human Rights Court’s CIA observation program.
“It all depends on the materials gathered by the prosecutor, which may include serious proof and evidence,” she said.
EU investigators have announced that the CIA had secret prisons set up in Italy and Poland, as well. Furthermore, they say there is evidence that “14 European countries helped to set up the jails”, which violates international law.