Lithuania to Pay €100,000 in Compensation to Palestinian Militants Suspected of Participation in September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

More than 16 years after American newspaper The Washington Post revealed to the world the secret network of foreign prisons set up by the CIA, Lithuania has finally allowed the media to peek inside the former secret home.

This came at a time when the Lithuanian state was compensating Saudi Arabian-born Palestinian Abu Zubai, who is suspected of involvement in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Zubaida was arrested six months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

It is believed that he was later imprisoned in a secret prison near Vilnius in 2005 and 2006.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Lithuania must pay compensation for Zubaida’s arbitrary detention.

“We have complied with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Abu Zubai case. Namely the part where the monetary compensation was ordered. On December 21, we made transfers, 100,000 euros to the account provided by the plaintiff, 30,000 euros to the lawyer representing them,” informs Rikards Dzikovics, a representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice.

Lithuania has so far not recognized that there is a facility suitable for such purposes in the country, stating that the Americans did not transport prisoners to Lithuania, but that in the building in Antaviļi, but communications equipment and an intelligence support center were set up in these premises were never for used for this purpose.

The Lithuanian Seimas National Security and Defense Committee conducted an investigation into the possible location of CIA prisons in Lithuania in 2009, but did not find that CIA prisoners had actually been transferred to Lithuania, but acknowledged the circumstances existed.

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