A recently renovated building, located downtown Bucharest, Romania served as a secret CIA prison, for six detainees, ex-CIA Europe official Kyle D. Foggo declared, quoted by US daily The New York Times.
Romania was indicated as one of the countries that hosted CIA prisons as early as 2005, but the information was denied by Bucharest authorities. The New York Times writes that in March 2003, two CIA officials demanded Foffo to help them set up secret prisons to host the most dangerous terrorists in the world.
Foggo, who lead the Frankfurt supply base was knowned due to his ability to supply transportation, food, weapons or food fast and anywhere in the world, which CIA needed. Foggo declared that he agreed to help the CIA and that he was proud to be able to help his country.
Foggo thus supervised the creation of three prisons, each conceived to host six detainees. He said, quoted by the US daily that one of the prisons was build downtown Bucharest, in a renovated building.
Foggo, aged 55 did not wish to offer any details about the prisons and was not accused of setting them up. He was charged for offering CIA contracts to one of his friends. Foggo left CIA in 2006 and was the third officer in the agency at the time.
UPDATE 1 This is not the first time the New York Times publishes information regarding Romania's possible involvement in the CIA prisons scandal and these new information are inconclusive, Romanian Parliamentary and President of the Parliamentary Committee investigating Romania's involvement in the CIA prisons scandal, Norica Nicolai declared for HotNews.ro
UPDATE 2 Romania's Intelligence Service refused to comment on the issue, declaring that all explanations were offered when the scandal first broke out.