European court rejects Polish appeal in CIA jail case

February 17, 2015 6:32 PM

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European court rejects Polish appeal in CIA jail case

WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights refused on Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that Poland hosted a secret CIA jail, a decision that will now oblige Warsaw to swiftly hold to account Polish officials who allowed the jail to operate.

The court's decision will add to pressure on other European countries to end years of secrecy about their involvement in the CIA's global program of secret detention after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

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