Posted 1 month ago on Feb. 2, 2014, 10:26 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Former government officials, including Prime Minister Leszek Miller faced questions this week after the Washington Post published claims that the CIA gave Polish officials USD 15 mln in cash in return for using an isolated villa as an interrogation centre for al-Qaeda suspects.
The article in the Washington Post regards the US agency’s attempts to find a suitable base to hold and interrogate high-value prisoners captured in 2002 and 2003 in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These included Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, suspected as being the leader of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. The article claims that following attempts to create centres in Cambodia and Thailand, Polish authorities gave the US permission to use a remote villa in the Mazurian lake district at Stare Kielkuty, which then became “arguably the most important of all the black sites created by the agency after the Sept 11, 2001, attacks”. Read the rest here