European rights court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

European rights court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA  prisons

STRASBOURG, France - Europe's top human rights court condemned Poland on Thursday for hosting secret CIA prisons on its territory, saying Warsaw knowingly abetted unlawful imprisonment and torture of Washington's detainees.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of a Palestinian and a Saudi national who had been held in a US detention centre in Poland in 2002-2003 before being transferred to the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Polish government "enabled the US authorities to subject the applicant to torture and ill-treatment on its territory", the ECHR said in its ruling on the Palestinian.

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