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Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Friday, July 25, 2014

Poland complicit in CIA prison torture

The European Court of Human Rights found Poland guilty of complicity in the unlawful detention and torture of two terrorist suspects in a secret CIA prison. The Polish government should have uncovered the case much earlier, the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza writes, annoyed: "The judgement is very embarrassing. But our government only has itself to blame. If it had handed over all the requested documents to the court, the judges could at most have accused it of taking too long to investigate the case and not doing it properly. But as things stand Poland directly violated the ban on torture and unlawful detention. Because Poland didn't hand over the documents the court was able to argue that it closed its eyes to what the US was doing here. ... Now we must investigate the affair to the bitter end to show we won't let our government get away with violating human rights."

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