WARSAW (Worthy News)– The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Poland is financially responsible to two individuals, who are now held in Guantanamo Bay, for rights that were violated by the CIA on Polish soil. Poland denied the existence of secret CIA prisons, however the judgment that adds pressure to the United States to reveal the truth of its detention of al Qaeda suspects worldwide.
The Strasbourg-based court ruled that Poland had violated Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights that cover torture, the right to liberty, and the right to an effective remedy for victims of crime.
It ordered Poland to pay damages to two men who were held in CIA operated facilities in Poland.
Thursday's decision puts the Polish government in an awkward position. It has a close security relationship with the United States and Polish officials have always denied the existence of any CIA jail on their territory.
The ruling may also have implications for other European states alleged to have hosted CIA prisons: similar cases have been lodged with the court in Strasbourg against Romania and Lithuania. — Source
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