CIA Finds No Escape From Secret Prisons

New report places 'black sites' first exposed in 2005 in Poland, Romania
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2007 8:00 AM CST
Swiss senator Dick Marty, who is heading the investigation into alleged CIA prisons in Europe, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the Council of Europe office in Paris Friday, June 8,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The secret CIA prisons are back. The US cashed in on military alliances with an eager Poland and Romania to skirt civilian regulations on torture and tk, says a report by Europe's central human rights council released today. The report sheds new light on the so-called 'black sites,' which sparked an international outcry after the Washington Post first exposed them in 2005.

 report places the prisons in Poland and Romania, where the CIA used the country's tk newness in NATO agreements to skirt civilian laws. used military channels to go directly to intelligence agencies in the host countries. Prisoners were brought in on secret flights and whisked away to detention centers where they were subjected to "enhanced interrogation techniques" illegal in the US.