Polish prosecutors may seek access to terror suspects detained by the U.S. at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for direct questioning as part of an investigation into whether a secret CIA prison operated here in 2002-2003, an official said Thursday.
The prosecutors would need U.S. permission to question prisoners held at Guantánamo and are weighing whether to make the request. Washington has provided little help to Poland’s investigation, which was launched in 2008, and has already denied an appeal from Warsaw for assistance in gathering evidence.
Poland is running out of options and at some point may have to end its investigation into whether the country hosted a CIA black site where terror suspects were allegedly tortured.
“We will use every emerging opportunity that would allow us to question … all people who have information on the case,” investigating prosecutors’ spokesman Piotr Kosmaty told The Associated Press. “It would be good if the prosecutor went there.”