TGlobalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition

February 2013

Washington  :  A New York-based human rights organization on Monday drew back the heavy cloak of secrecy on the CIA’s rendition and black site torture programme, naming 54 countries that have either hosted secret prisons or helped in the transport or torture of terrorist suspects.  The Open Society Justice Initiative detailed in a report the cases of 136 known victims who were secretly held, saying that the “responsibility for the abuses lies not only with the United States but with dozens of foreign Governments that were complicit”.  The 54 governments identified in the report as either hosting a black site or helping to transport suspects include:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

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