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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 06:23 PM
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Officials: Lithuania Hosted Secret CIA Prison To Get "Our Ear"
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Officials: Lithuania Hosted Secret CIA Prison To Get "Our Ear"
"Irresponsible" To Identify Secret Sites, Says CIA; Lithuania Denies Allegation
By MATTHEW COLE

August 20, 2009

A third European country has been identified to ABC News as providing the CIA with facilities for a secret prison for high-value al Qaeda suspects: Lithuania, the former Soviet state.

Former CIA officials directly involved or briefed on the highly classified program tell ABC News that Lithuanian officials provided the CIA with a building on the outskirts of Vilnius, the country's capital, where as many as eight suspects were held for more than a year, until late 2005 when they were moved because of public disclosures about the program. Flight logs viewed by ABC News confirm that CIA planes made repeated flights into Lithuania during that period.

The CIA told ABC News that reporting the location of the now-closed prison was "irresponsible."

"The CIA does not publicly discuss where facilities associated with its past detention program may or may not have been located," said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano. "We simply do not comment on those types of claims, which have appeared in the press from time to time over the years. The dangers of airing such allegations are plain. These kinds of assertions could, at least potentially, expose millions of people to direct threat. That is irresponsible."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8373807
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