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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:24 PM
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CIA 'secret prison' found in Romania - media reports
Source: BBC

The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, an investigation by the Associated Press and German media has found.

Former CIA operatives identified the building where, they said, detainees were held and tortured.

The building belongs to a Romanian agency, Orniss, which stores classified information from the EU and Nato.

Orniss has denied hosting a CIA prison and the CIA has refused to comment.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16093106



This looks to be the AP report on this:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hZchC...

AP Exclusive: Inside Romania's secret CIA prison

By ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the center of Romania's capital city, is a secret that the Romanian government has tried for years to protect.

For years, the CIA used a government building codenamed Bright Light as a makeshift prison for its most valuable detainees. There, it held al-Qaida operatives Khalid Sheik Mohammad, the mastermind of 9/11, and others in a basement prison before they were ultimately transferred to Guantanamo Bay in 2006, according to former U.S. intelligence officials familiar with the location and inner workings of the prison.

The existence of a CIA prison in Romania has been widely reported but its location has never been made public until a joint investigation by The Associated Press and German public television, ARD Panorama. The news organizations located the former prison and learned details of the facility where harsh interrogation tactics were used. ARD's program on the CIA prison will air Dec 8.

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The Romanian and Lithuanian sites were eventually closed in the first half of 2006 before CIA Director Porter Goss left the job. Some of the detainees were taken to Kabul, where the CIA could legally hold them before they were sent to Guantanamo. Others were sent back to their native countries.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:34 PM
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1. Expose these monstrous tactics of the US foreign policy
The more light, the more transparency, the better.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:49 PM
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2. K&R
We should be ashamed.
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