Getting Your Allies In Trouble

The country that harbors the torturers are just as guilty.

A U.N. anti-torture panel said Monday it was concerned about allegations that Poland housed CIA-run prisons for terrorist suspects, despite Warsaw’s repeated denial of cooperating with the U.S. secret detention program.

The U.N. Committee Against Torture urged Poland to share the details of an investigation carried out by its parliament rejecting charges of Polish participation in the secret CIA prison network.


While failing to locate the prisons, the parliament’s yearlong investigation into CIA flights transporting terror suspects to secret facilities concluded in February that Poland — along with Britain, Germany and other European heavyweights — cooperated with the U.S. program in an apparent breach of human rights standards.