More British complicity exposed in latest ‘CIA Torture Unredacted’ report
Posted September 7, 2019
Between 2001 and 2009, the CIA established a global network of secret prisons (‘black sites’) for the purpose of detaining terrorism suspects, in secret and indefinitely, and interrogating them through the use of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The abuses which took place were severe, sustained, and in clear violation of domestic and international law. The perpetrators have never been held to account. The Rendition Project’s website (www.therenditionproject.org.uk), provide the most detailed public account to date of the CIA torture programme.
Information about CIA torture programme prisoners had to be prised out of the US military’s unwilling bureaucracy. But already at that time, there were rumours of an even more secretive programme, run in parallel by the Central Intelligence Agency outside the Pentagon’s chain of command. Press stories spoke of people abducted in the middle of the night, manhandled onto planes and never heard of again. More…
The US routinely kidnaps, tortures and imprisons people indefinitely without access to any trial, legal counsel, families or the media.
Most people in the US consider their nation to be a beacon of justice. What sort of nation does these sort of acts? What sort of nation promotes the overseer of a torture black site to Director of the CIA?