Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The CIA's 'Black Sites'

What are we going to do with the secret prisoners who cannot be tried in our courts?

The CIA's top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation, and using forms of torture such as "waterboarding," [making a prisoner believe he is about to be drowned] intelligence sources have claimed. The Sunday Times, London, February 12

Nat Hentoff reports for the Village Voice on secret CIA prisons or "black sites" around the world, what occurs in them, who authorizes it, and what we can do to stop it. Read more.

Illustration: Mirko Ilic/Village Voice

Related articles:

Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Nat Hentoff - The Village Voice
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them

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