CIA Torture Program Costs Poland $262,000

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Image: CIA

Warsaw, Poland – The Polish government has said it will comply with a European court order stating that the nation must pay $262,000 to former inmates of a Central Intelligence Agency torture facility that operated inside the country.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland has violated the rights of two suspects that it allowed to suffer at the hands of the CIA’s torture program. The court said the suspects were subjected to

“torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.”

The two men are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Lawyer Helen Duffy said:

“Poland is required to finally conduct a thorough and effective investigation, make public information concerning its role and hold those responsible to account.”

The US media is attempting to downplay the incident by referring to it as “alleged torture” in headlines. One of the suspects was waterboarded 83 times.