Black Sites

Secret CIA Prison in Lithuania

The ex-Soviet state of Lithuania provided the CIA with a ‘black site’ for detaining high-value al Qaeda suspects, former CIA officials have told ABC news. Eight suspects were held at a site provided by Lithuanian officials on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Vilnius, until 2005 when they were moved after news leaked of the program. Flight logs viewed by ABC News confirm that CIA planes made repeated visits to Lithuania during that period. Lithuania denies the allegation. The CIA accused ABC News of being “irresponsible” in reporting the location of the site. It also claims that ABC’s assertions could potentially “expose millions of people to direct threat,” although does not explain exactly how.