Monday, March 30, 2015

Poland asks the US not to execute men tortured on their soil...UPDATED YET AGAIN....

Warsaw (AFP) - Poland wants the United States to rule out the death penalty for two men who were tortured by the CIA in its territory before being transferred to Guantanamo Bay, according to a government letter released Tuesday.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons, saying it knowingly abetted the unlawful imprisonment and torture of Guantanamo-bound detainees Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian, and Saudi Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002-2003.

Sadly Abu Zubaydah is on the forever to be detained but never to be charged list- because all of that torture just showed that he was a nobody! Maybe Poland can step up and ask the US to resettle Abu Zubaydah in Poland?

Today it was announced that Poland has apparently sent an "official note" to U.S. authorities seeking assurances that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will not be subject to the death penalty.
More here.

So today I have learned more about why Poland is finally stepping up and asking that al-Nashiri not be executed. It seems Poland risks breaching the Court of Human Rights ruling. In addition, Poland has to turn over files and finish its investigation (that has been ongoing since 2008) and turn over the results of that investigation.