What’s going on?
CIA prison facilities have been uncovered in Afghanistan, Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory), Djibouti, Egypt and Syria, among others. In 2005, it emerged that the CIA was detaining prisoners in Europe, transporting them covertly through European airspace and airports.
Known “black sites”, highlighted in the Senate Intelligence Committee torture report in 2014, include Detention Site Cobalt near Kabul in Afghanistan, the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Detention Site Green in Thailand, and Bright Light in Romania.
What we do:
- Reprieve investigates extra-judicial detention and military detention in secret prisons around the world, working to reunite ‘disappeared’ prisoners with their human rights under US and international law.
- We are investigating the role of corporations in the illegal rendition, incarceration and torture of prisoners in the ‘war on terror’, as well as the complicity of European states, including Romania, Poland and Lithuania.
- Reprieve is a partner in the Rendition Project, a collaborative research initiative with two British universities, which presents detailed information about the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program. Click here to see a rendition flight database.
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