Lithuania: Re-open secret prison investigation now

Report
September 29, 2011

Lithuania: Re-open secret prison investigation now

  • The allegations that Abu Zubaydah had been held in Lithuania, including a February 2005 flight from Morocco to Vilnius uncovered by London-based NGO Reprieve.  
  • Aircraft landings in Lithuania in September 2004 and July 2005 which may have been part of the US-led rendition and secret detention programmes. 
  • Links between aircraft landings in Lithuania and a number of other European countries, including Poland.

“There is enough information in the public domain to make it imperative for the criminal investigation to be re-opened. The Lithuanian authorities hold the key to unlocking the whole truth about their country’s role in the rendition and secret detention programmes,” Julia Hall said.