Lithuanian intelligence head steps down

  • 2009-12-14
  • Oskars Magone

VILNIUS - Lithuania's intelligence czar stepped down Monday without explanation, reported.

Povilas Malakauskas, who has headed the country's intelligence services for more than 2 years, tendered his resignation as the country faces a scandal surrounding an alleged secret CIA prison that operated in 2004 or 2005.

Commentators speculate that the intelligence head's decision to step down may have been as a result of his failure to improve the image of the intelligence agency.