August 14, 2012

Poland Peels Back Layers on Secret CIA Prison

Roy Gutman, McClatchy


On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate – and allegedly torture – top al Qaida suspects.

On the grounds of the Polish intelligence-training academy and nicknamed "Markus Wolf" for the former East German spy chief, it’s the focal point for a top-secret probe that Polish prosecutors have launched into how their government tolerated rampant violations of international and Polish law.


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TAGGED: CIA, Terrorism, al-Qaeda, United States, Poland, Europe, Markus Wolf, Stare Kiejkuty


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