Daily Archives: 28 February, 2015

Poland’s complicity in CIA torture programme confirmed 

The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that the Polish government was complicit in the CIA’s secretive programme of rendition, detention and interrogation. The Court in Strasbourg rejected a challenge from the Polish government to a landmark ruling from last July, a decision which now makes that original judgement final. July’s judgment said that two current Guantánamo inmates, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, were held in a CIA prison in Poland, that they had been subject to torture, and that Poland failed in its duty under European human rights law to protect them or investigate what happened.

Star Trek hero Dr Spock, in real life Leonard Nemoy, has left for other galaxies, this time for good. The actor died of chronic pulmonary disease in Los Angeles on 27 February 2015, at the age of 83. He starred in the original Star Trek series in the mid-1960s, as well as in several movies, including the recent two…

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