Poland Allowed it (The US Did it)

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Poland had violated the rights of two terrorism suspects by allowing their transfer to a secret detention center run by the C.I.A. in Poland, where the two men were tortured .. and in doing so became  ” the first court anywhere to publicly confirm the existence of the secret prisons operated by the C.I.A. in Europe.”

Amrit Singh of the Open Society Justice Initiative, a rights advocacy group that brought the case on behalf of Mr. Nashiri, said the ruling ended the impunity for those engaged in abuses connected with the rendition program. The group emphasized that the court had ordered Poland to secure assurances from the United States that Mr. Nashiri would not be subject to the death penalty.

“In stark contrast to U.S. courts that have closed their doors to victims of C.I.A. torture,” Ms. Singh said, “this ruling sends an unmistakable signal that these kind of abuses will not be tolerated in Europe, and those who participated in these abuses will be held accountable.”

See here for a a detailed report on the rendition program.

Here’s the press release from the European Court of Human Rights.

NYTimes

As of yet, no warrants issued for the perpetrators who continue to reside comfortable on their US ranches….

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