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Lithuania Investigates CIA Jail

The Lithuanian Parliament has opened the third investigation in 3 years into whether the country housed secret CIA prisons. Recent reports suggest that U.S. contractors built a secret detention center inside a former horse stable on the edge of a forest near Vilnius. Reports of covert CIA flights carrying passengers into Lithuania from Afghanistan have also surfaced. Although many officials are dubious about the reports, Lithuanian leaders are no longer ruling the possibility out of hand. Newly elected President Dalia Grybauskaite spoke of her "indirect suspicions" last month that the reports could be true, and urged Parliament to investigate. Former president Valdas Adamkus said he did not have personal knowledge of the program but added that if the reports were ture, Lithuanian security officers could face prosecution. "Those who did it," he said, "in my eyes are criminals."