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Group: US refuses Poles help in CIA prison probe

Group: US refuses Poles help in CIA prison probe

A human rights group said Tuesday the U.S. government has refused assistance to Polish prosecutors investigating whether the CIA maintained a secret prison in Poland.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights posted a letter from prosecutors on its website saying the U.S. Justice Department in October refused to provide legal assistance requested by Polish investigators by citing a bilateral agreement on the protection of state interests.
Prosecutor Robert Majewski, who confirmed the U.S. denied the request, said it was hard to immediately assess whether the refusal could prove to be a hindrance in the probe.
The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Poland hosted a secret CIA prison, but no findings have been released.
U.S. and Polish attorneys have filed complaints with prosecutors over alleged brutal treatment of two terrorism suspects at the facility.


Updated : 2021-04-24 02:40 GMT+08:00