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Former Polish Spy Chief Charged Over Alleged CIA Secret Prison


The prosecutor's office in Krakow, Poland, has confirmed that former intelligence chief Zbigniew Siemiatkowski has been charged in an investigation of an alleged CIA secret detention facility, but says "no arrest has been made."

Flight records show at least seven CIA-leased airplanes flying from Kabul to Guantanamo Bay made stops at Szymany Airport in northern Poland during 2002 and 2003.

In June 2008, "The New York Times" quoted unnamed CIA officers who said waterboarding was used to interrogate Al-Qaeda propaganda chief Khalid Sheikh Muhammad at a secret facility near Szymany.

But officials in Warsaw reject reports that Poland hosted CIA interrogation sites for terrorism suspects.

The Council of Europe has said the Polish site, opened in December 2002, held several "high-value detainees."

Based on reporting by AFP, "The New York Times," and local media reports
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