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27th Jan 2022

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Secret CIA detention centres in Europe ruled illegal

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Lithuania and Romania breached the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights by hosting secret CIA detention sites. Stateless Palestinian, Abu Zabaydah was held for two months in a secret detention facility in Lithuania in 2005 and Saudi Arabian, Al Nashiri was held by the CIA in Romania between 2004 and 2005.

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