Report Tallies 54 Countries, 136 Prisoners in CIA Torture Program
A new report has revealed a detailed look at global involvement in the CIA’s secret program of prisons, rendition and torture in the years after 9/11. The Open Society Justice Initiative says 54 countries aided the CIA until President Obama halted the program in 2009. The report, called "Globalizing Torture," also discloses at least 136 people were held by the CIA during those years — the largest tally to date. The countries’ assistance ranged from allowing CIA planes to refuel to hosting the prisons where the detainees were tortured. The report’s author, Amrit Singh, said: "The moral cost of these programs was borne not just by the U.S. but by the 54 other countries it recruited to help."
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Open Society Justice Initiative - Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition
The Washington Post: A staggering map of the 54 countries that reportedly participated in the CIA’s rendition program