3 October 2013 - Lithuanian prosecutors on Thursday declined to investigate fresh claims that a Saudi terror suspect was held in an alleged secret CIA jail in the Baltic state.
Last week, two human rights groups said they had lodged a complaint with prosecutors for 45-year-old Mustafa al-Hawsawi, insisting he was imprisoned at an alleged CIA "black site" on Lithuanian soil between 2004 and 2006.
Prosecutors in Vilnius said Thursday the group had failed to provide any evidence of wrongdoing. It also insisted a previous probe had ruled out claims that Al-Qaeda suspects were brought to the EU country.
"The allegations in the complaint cannot be regarded as facts that would raise suspicions about a possible crime by Lithuanian officials," Elena Martinoniene, a spokeswoman for state prosecutors in Vilnius, told AFP Thursday. read more>>>