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CIA Secret Prison Found - ABC News

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The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside


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CIA Secret Prison Found - ABC News

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius,
Lithuania, a existing Lithuanian government official along together with a former U.S. intelligence
official advised ABC news this week.
Where affluent Lithuanians once rode display horses along with sipped coffee with a café, your
CIA installed any concrete structure exactly where it can use harsh tactics to become able to
interrogate approximately eight suspected al-Qaeda terrorists at a time.
"The actions for the cause why that prison were illegal," mentioned human legal rights researcher
John Sifton. "They included different types regarding torture, which includes sleep deprivation,
forced standing, painful tension positions."
Lithuanian officials provided ABC Information using the documents involving the items they called a
CIA front company, Elite, LLC, which usually bought the actual property and built the actual "black
site" within 2004.
Lithuania agreed to always be able to allow the CIA prison right after President George W. Bush
visited the country in 2002 as well as pledged assistance pertaining to Lithuania's efforts to grow for
you to be listed on NATO.
"The new members involving NATO were so grateful for the U.S. role when you get all Horse Farms
For Sale Georgetown DC of them into which organization that they would do just regarding anything
your U.S. requested with regard to throughout which period," mentioned former White house
counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, now an ABC news consultant. "They had been eager to
impress and eager being cooperative upon security as well as on intelligence matters."
From Riding Academy to be able to Prison
Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite declined ABC's request to get an interview.
ABC Information initial reported in which Lithuania ended up being certainly one of three eastern
European countries, in inclusion to Poland as well as Romania, in which the CIA secretly
interrogated suspected high-value al-Qaeda terrorists, yet until recently the precise web site we had
not been confirmed. read that report here.
Until March 2004, the particular website was obviously a riding academy and café owned with a
neighborhood family. Your facility is actually within the city of Antaviliai, inside the forest twenty
kilometers northeast in the town center involving Vilnius, close to an exclusive suburb where many
government officials live.
In March 2004, the actual loved ones
marketed your property in order to Elite,
LLC, a new now-defunct company registered
inside Delaware along with Panama along
with Washington, D.C. that same month,
Lithuania marked its formal admission to
NATO.
The CIA constructed your prison over the
subsequent a amount of months, apparently
flying in prefabricated elements via outside
Lithuania. The Actual prison opened inside
Sept. 2004.
According for you to resources that noticed
your facility, the particular riding academy
originally consisted of an indoor riding region having a red metallic roof, the stable along along with
a cafe. The Particular CIA built the thick concrete wall inside the actual riding area. At Your Rear Of
the actual wall, it built what one Lithuanian source referred to as the "building inside a building."
On the series of thick concrete pads, it installed such a supply called "prefabricated pods" in order to
home prisoners, each as well as every separated from the some other by 5 or 6 feet. Every pod
included any shower, any bed plus a toilet. Separate cells were constructed regarding
interrogations. Your CIA converted much associated with the rest in the creating straight into
garage space.

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