UNCLAS VILNIUS 000608
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KMDR LH
SUBJECT: PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SETS SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS
ON ALLEGED CIA PRISON
REF: VILNIUS 592
Â¶1. The National Security and Defense Committee of the
Lithuanian Seimas (parliament) has decided to meet Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays to conduct its investigation into the
alleged existence in Lithuania several years ago of a CIA
prison for terrorist suspects. The committee has not
finalized its agenda yet, but does have rules saying that the
committee will decide before each meeting whether to admit
the public or not. A committee staffer told us that he
expected all meetings to be closed.
Â¶2. Media reported that on November 13 the committee talked
to military intelligence officers. Committee chairman
Arvydas Anusauskas did not tell reporters which officers had
been interviewed or what they had said or been asked.
Â¶3. On November 11, media reported, committee members visited
the State Security Department base near Vilnius that had been
identified by media as a possible site of the alleged prison.
The committee's vice chairman, Vytautas Bogusis, declined to
tell reporters the purpose of the visit.