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    Poland Pays Compensation to Detainees Held at CIA Black Site

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    Polish authorities made the first payment to Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who were held and tortured at a secret CIA black site in Poland in early 2000s.

    Zubaydah, a Palestinian born in Saudi Arabia, is to receive $148,000 in damages, while al-Nashiri, a Saudi national, will get $114,000, according to a 2014 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

    Both men were subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques many consider torture while at a secret US detention facility in Poland. They are currently held in the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.


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