Poland Pays Detainees Tortured at CIA Black Site

EU Court Orders $260,000 in Payouts

After appealing the ruling in February, Poland has finally decided to abide by the European Court of Human Rights decision to pay reparations to a pair of detainees tortured at a CIA black site on Polish soil.

The payments were $147,000 to Abu Zubaydah, and $113,000 to Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri. both for allowing their detention to failing to stop “torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.”

Zubaydah’s lawyer says his client intends the money to go to an organization helping women and children displaced during wars.

Though the terms of the detention have never been made public, Poland reportedly received millions of dollars from the US for allowing the CIA black site, meaning Poland still turned a profit on the deal.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.