Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schtyna has confirmed that his government will abide by the ruling of the EU Court of Human Rights, which ordered them to financially compensate a pair of detainees held at a CIA black site in the country.
“We have to do it,” Schetnya said, following the court rejecting a Tuesday appeal to the ruling. They will be paying $262,000 in compensation to the two detainees covered in the case, Abu Zubaydah and Abdul Rahim Nashiri.
Zubaydah and Nashiri are both held at Guantanamo Bay pending charges before the military courts there. The two were both tortured by the CIA during their detention in Poland.
The court ruled back in July that the Polish government had violated international law by allowing torture on its soil, and that they were complicit in “inhuman and degrading treatment” at the site.
Poland has been probing the involvement of previous governments in the black site, and prosecutors have been building a case against former officials involved, planning charges against the former Interior Minister and likely others.
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Good. Looks like Poland has a sounder justice system than the US. Let's just hope some corrupt euro-court doesn't overturn this since those poor countries gave up their sovereignty to be part of the EU.
Glad to hear that a country, somewhere, anywhere, still has some decency. Too bad the list does not include our country, the perpetrators in this case. Uncle Joe, Bush, Cheney, (I would do it in a heartbeat) , would not like this show of humanity by the Poles. (The war criminal, Cheney, should be more careful about the use of the word heart-beat, for obvious reasons.)
What nice people these Poles are….
Poland…the site of Nazi death camps and CIA torture rooms. Not a pretty picture.
This is nothing to be happy about. Europe and US have ways to "wash" their sins, by acting "honorably" and making a great media stunt. Forget about investigation. Tusk is now heading EU, and good luck prosecuting. Of course, prosecution of guilty will never happen, as Poland is important US ally in Europe. Ann Applebaum, prominent neocon is a force behind the throne there. So, with the typical European "greatness:" and "superior standards" there will be some money shelled out for "feel good" effect. If it actually gets paid. Travails of victims will no longer be of interest once the media made us feel good about ourselves. The tight corporate-finance-government-media link insures that only marginal media outlets actually follow up on such stories.
Like the fellow who was by mistake kept in US jail, tortured, and then once mistake was discovered, dumped in the blackest of all black sites in Europe — Albania. Where US can fly in at will, dump the prisoner close to a town to walk and convince natives to help him contact German embassy. And he got his justice, as all was revealed. Suddenly, he is in mental institution, even though throughout the process of him fighting for justice through German courts never displayed any signs of mental problems. Oh, well. This is no longer a feel good story of interest to Hollywood-inspired media.
العاب – برامج انترنت – برامج حماية – برامج شات – برامج ملتيمديا – برامج موبايل – برامج ويندوز – ترددات – صور – تحميل برامج – تحميل لعبة جاتا المصرية – تحميل برنامج فايبر – تحميل لعبة الطيور الغاضبة – تحميل برنامج بى بى ام – تحميل برنامج الياهو –
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