Thursday’s ruling referred to Abu Zubaydah´s case, who was imprisoned in 2002 on suspicion of being member of Al Qaeda terror group and is currently trying to use two former CIA contractors as witnesses of his torture in a clandestine detention center in Poland.
Even though Mr. Zubaydah’s probe is based on what allegedly happened to him before he was taken to Guantanamo Bay in 2006, it´s a sign to the CIA’s actions in those detention centers (known as Black sites).
The defendant was submerged, placed in a small box, banged him against the walls and deprived him of sleep for days, according to a Senate report confirming the use of such techniques in 2014.
Despite the reported outrages, the justices split 6-3 and advocated keeping the information secret.
The Supreme Court does not support terrorism or torture, but in this case we have to answer a limited question as to whether or not there is a CIA prison in Poland and whether this constitutes a state secret.
Judge Stephen G. Breyer admitted that the location of the clandestine detention center was recognized by an international court and a former Polish president, however he considered that official confirmation by the US government was a different matter.