"The power of attorney signed by Abu Zubaydah for his representative to submit a request for the payment of the compensation awarded to him was legalized by an apostille and on December, 21 2021, the compensation was paid by transferring the money to the accounts specified in the request," it told BNS.

According to the ministry, 100,000 euros were transferred to the account specified in the person's request, and another 30,000 euros were transferred to his lawyer.

"On January 4, we received confirmation that the money had been received, and on the same day, we informed the Council of Europe's committee, which supervises the execution of judgements, of the payment of the compensation," it said.

Ricardas Dzikovicius, head of the legal representation group at the Justice Ministry, told BNS earlier that Abu Zubaydah's lawyer had provided a power of attorney authorizing the transfer of money.

The ECHR ordered Lithuania to pay a total of 130,000 euros, including 100,000 euros to Abu Zubaydah and 30,000 euros to his lawyer.

Zubaydah, who is suspected of involvement in the 9/11 attacks, is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba.

The Palestinian won the ECHR case against Lithuania more than three years. The court then ruled that he had been kept in arbitrary detention at a secret prison in Lithuania.

In December 2014, the US Senate published a report on secret CIA detention sites. Human rights activists believe that one of the sites, the one referred to as "Violet" in the report, was located in a building in Antaviliai, in the outskirts of Vilnius.

Lithuania still does not admit that the CIA operated a prison in the country. Paulius Griciunas, who then served as deputy justice minister, told the Strasbourg court in 2016 that the suspected building in Antaviliai, had been "an intelligence support center", not a prison or detention facility.

The parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense said after a parliamentary inquiry in 2009 that there had been suitable premises for a prison but it was unclear if any people had been brought there.

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