February 18, 2015 / 7:49 AM / 3 years ago

Poland will comply with ruling in CIA prisons case: minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will comply with a European Court of Human Rights ruling that the country had hosted a secret CIA jail, foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna said on Wednesday.

Barbed wire fence surrounding a military area is pictured in the forest near Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

“We will comply with the ruling. We have to do it. It’s a question for the coming weeks,” Schetyna told public radio.

On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights refused to reconsider its ruling that Poland had hosted such a jail, a decision that will now oblige Warsaw to swiftly hold to account Polish officials who allowed the jail to operate.

The original ruling in July last year included a demand that Poland swiftly conclude a criminal investigation into the jail and pay compensation totaling 230,000 euros ($262,000) to two men who were held there.

($1 = 0.8777 euros)

Reporting by Adrian Krajewski; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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