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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

European Human Rights Court rejects Romania’s appeal in secret CIA prisons case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected on Tuesday, October 9, the appeals filed by Romania and Lithuania against the Court’s rulings regarding their participation in the CIA secret prisons program, Emerging Europe reported.

In late-May this year, the ECHR said Romania had hosted a secret detention facility of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (the CIA) between September 2003 and November 2005.

The ruling was made in the case in which terror suspect Abd Al Rahim Husseyn Muhammad Al Nashiri said Romania let the CIA take him to the secret prison on its territory and torture him. Al Nashiri had been detained there for about 18 months. Meanwhile, suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah alleged the same treatment was applied to him in Lithuania. Both countries were ordered to pay EUR 100,000 to the defendants.

The ECHR also recommended that Romania should clarify the circumstances in which Al Nashiri had been brought to Romania, his treatment there and his removal, and bring to a close the criminal investigation as soon as possible. The investigation should also aim to identify and, where appropriate, punish those responsible.

Both the Romanian and Lithuanian authorities have denied the existence of secret CIA prisons on their territories.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

European Human Rights Court rejects Romania’s appeal in secret CIA prisons case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected on Tuesday, October 9, the appeals filed by Romania and Lithuania against the Court’s rulings regarding their participation in the CIA secret prisons program, Emerging Europe reported.

In late-May this year, the ECHR said Romania had hosted a secret detention facility of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (the CIA) between September 2003 and November 2005.

The ruling was made in the case in which terror suspect Abd Al Rahim Husseyn Muhammad Al Nashiri said Romania let the CIA take him to the secret prison on its territory and torture him. Al Nashiri had been detained there for about 18 months. Meanwhile, suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah alleged the same treatment was applied to him in Lithuania. Both countries were ordered to pay EUR 100,000 to the defendants.

The ECHR also recommended that Romania should clarify the circumstances in which Al Nashiri had been brought to Romania, his treatment there and his removal, and bring to a close the criminal investigation as soon as possible. The investigation should also aim to identify and, where appropriate, punish those responsible.

Both the Romanian and Lithuanian authorities have denied the existence of secret CIA prisons on their territories.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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