No Proof of Secret C.I.A. Prisons, European Antiterror Chief Says

Poland has been a steadfast ally. Their reaction to the claims about “secret prisons” in Poland was alarm that they could no longer trust their American counterparts – especially the CIA.

I have no information pro or con regarding centers for interrogating high value terrorists. But this release supports the possibility that the whole story was untrue:

BRUSSELS, April 20 — The European Union’s antiterrorism chief told a hearing on Thursday that he had not been able to prove that secret C.I.A. prisons existed in Europe.

“We’ve heard all kinds of allegations,” the official, Gijs de Vries, said before a committee of the European Parliament. “It does not appear to be proven beyond reasonable doubt.”


Mr. de Vries said the European Parliament investigation had not uncovered rights abuses despite more than 50 hours of testimony by rights advocates and people who say they were abducted by C.I.A. agents. A similar investigation by the Council of Europe, the European human rights agency, came to the same conclusion in January — though the leader of that inquiry, Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, said then that there were enough “indications” to justify continuing the investigation.