New Report on CIA Rendition Details “Horrific Kinds Of Abuse Meted Out By the United States”


Amy Goodman asks Amrit Singh what findings she was most shocked by in her exhaustive new report about the CIA’s secret program of prisons, rendition and torture in the years after 9/11. The Open Society Justice Initiative says 54 countries helped the CIA detain 136 people, the largest tally to date.

Singh says she is shocked by the “horrific kinds of abuse that was meted out by the United States and its partners to the human beings who were subjected to these operations…and also just the scale and sweep of these operations.”

She adds, “And I think that, of course, the U.S. was the ringleader — this was the CIA’s invention. But moral responsibility does not rest with the United States alone. It rests also with those 54 governments that were complicit in various ways.” Singh is the senior legal officer at the National Security and Counterterrorism program at the Open Society Justice Initiative and author of the report,”Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition.”

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