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Poland

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In Poland the death penalty has been abolished for all crimes.

The cases Al Nashiri v. Poland (application no. 28761/11) and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland (no. 7511/13) concerned allegations of torture, ill-treatment and secret detention of two men suspected of terrorist acts. The applicants alleged that they were held at a CIA “black site” in Poland. In its judgment of July 24, 2014 (on February 17, 2015 a five judge panel rejected Poland's bid to have the July 2014 ruling referred to the Grand Chamber, thus rendering the ruling final), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously: in both cases, that Poland had failed to comply with its obligation under Article 38 of the European Convention on Human Rights (obligation to furnish all necessary facilities for the effective conduct of an investigation); in both cases, that there had been:

 


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