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UPDATED: 08:32, June 08, 2006
Poland: EC's charges on Poland being a CIA detainee transfer point not based on facts
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Poland's Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz on Wednesday knocked back charges by the European Council (EC) that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had used the country as a transfer point for planes carrying terrorism suspects to the US.

"These are slanderous statements which are not based on facts," Marcinkiewicz told reporters in the Sejm, Poland's parliament, on Wednesday when asked to comment on an EC report in which the Council put Poland in a CIA detainee transfer point category.

The head of a European investigation into the alleged CIA secret prisons, Swiss senator Dick Marty, said in Paris on Wednesday that CIA planes with terrorism suspects landed in Poland, Romania and Great Britain, as well as other countries.

According to Marty, one of the airports in Poland was probably a detainee transfer/drop-off point. He also stressed that Romania took part in unlawful inter-state transfers of people.

Marty charged in a report that 14 European countries had been in collaboration with the CIA. His report has been based mostly on flight logs provided by the European Union's air traffic agency, Eurocontrol, and witness statements from people who said they had been abducted by the US intelligence agents.

Source: Xinhua

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