In 2002, the Pakistani government arrested Abu Zubaydah, a suspected lieutenant of the terrorist group Al Qaeda, before passing him off to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Early on in Zubaydah’s imprisonment he was moved between various CIA detention cites. Zubaydah claims the CIA held him in a detention site (aka “black-site”) in Poland during 2002 and 2003. Neither the CIA, nor any other branch of government, have confirmed that there is a detention site located in Poland.
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Rebetti, Hunter, "Abu Zubaydah and Publicly Available State Secrets" (2022). CICLR Online. 60.