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Lithuania Pays $113,000 to Guantánamo “Forever Prisoner” Tortured at CIA Black Site

HeadlineJan 11, 2022

Lithuania has paid $113,000 to Abu Zubaydah, the accused 9/11 conspirator who survived CIA torture before his detention in the Guantánamo Bay prison, where he’s been indefinitely held since 2006 without charge. In 2018, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Lithuania and Romania violated Zubaydah’s rights by allowing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to torture him in secret prisons. The court found the countries violated Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which requires the humane treatment of prisoners of war.

Twenty years ago today, the U.S. military began imprisoning Muslim men at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

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