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10-12-29 US refuses cooperation with Poland’s CIA ‘black site’ probe // EE.UU. se niega a cooperar con Polonia en la investigación de tortura de la CIA en Polonia // 美国拒绝与波兰合作调查美国中央情报局在波兰酷刑


US refuses cooperation with Poland’s CIA ‘black site’ probe

28.12.2010 13:40
A giant billboard has appeared on Ulica Żydowska in Poznan, designed by artistic group declaring “Welcome to Poland – where they torture people.”
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected a request from prosecutors in Warsaw for assistance in the investigation into the alleged CIA prisons in Poland, where captives claim they were tortured.

On 18 March, the Prosecutor’s Office of Appeal in Warsaw filed a motion for legal assistance from the US Department of Justice into the probe. 

On 7 October, reports the PAP news agency, the US informed prosecutors that the motion had been rejected on the basis of the international Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and that the U.S. authorities consider the matter “to be closed”.

According to the agreement, a country has the right to refuse to provide legal assistance if the execution of the request would encroach on this country’s security or another interest of this country.

The revelation that the US will not be cooperating with the investigation into the alleged black site, thought to have been in northern Poland near the Szymany air base, comes after a second man followed al-Qaeda suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in asking prosecutors in Warsaw to look into his case.

"According to the information we have, Abu Zubaydah was one of those people detained and interrogated by the CIA somewhere on the territory of Poland," Polish lawyer Bartlomiej Jankowski told journalists in the Polish capital earlier this month.

Both Zubaydah and Nashiri are both currently being held at the U.S. military jail at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Despite denials from former president Aleksander Kwasniewski and former prime minister Leszek Miller that they knew of the CIA activity in Poland, air traffic control in warsaw published a report stating that at least six CIA flights had landed at a disused military air base in northern Poland in 2003.

Two aircraft, a Boeing 737 and a Gulfstream V, were US-registered and previously known to be part of CIA operations. (pg/mg)

10-12-29 Florida: Corruption of the Courts and the Legal Profession - with Impunity! // Florida: La corrupción de los Juzgados y la Profesión Legal - con la impunidad! // 佛罗里达州:腐败的法院和法律界- 与有罪不罚!

Jack Schramm Cox
Jack Schramm Cox
Circuit Judge
Martin County, Florida

Several investigations are currently underway of alleged corruption of the courts and the legal profession in Florida.
In one of them, the Florida Attorney General is investigating alleged "deceptive practices" through filing of fabricated legal records by a large Florida law firms as part of foreclosure proceedings, in order to obtain judgments against homeowners.
In a recent ruling by Judge Cox, the Florida Attorney General was prohibited from investigation such alleged corruption, under the rationale that pursuant to the Florida Constitution, only the court has authority to regulate admissions to the bar.
In business terms the model would be called vertical integration or synergy.

In organized crime terms such business model would be called protection.

[1] 10-12-23 State of Florida Attorney General v Fishman & Shapiro, LLP (4DI0-4526) in the Florida Court of Appeals Fourth District, Petition and Response on Writ of Certiorari, and AG Press Releases

10-12-29 Welcome Canada - Last New Visitor! // Bienvenido Canada - Visitante Mas Reciente! // 欢迎加拿大- 最后的新访问者!

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