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The strange disappearance of CIA's prisoners

transmitter | 22.11.2006 17:23 | Anti-militarism | Other Press | Birmingham | World

On 20 Nov 2006, The New Statesman led a cover story by Stephen Grey, the author of "Ghost Plane: the inside story of the CIA's secret rendition programme". Under the title "Missing Presumed Tortured", the article wondered whatever happened to the 7,000 or so prisoners captured in America's 'war on terror', when just 700 of them ended up in Guantanamo Bay. "Between extraordinary rendition to foreign jails and disappearance into the CIA's 'black sites'," Grey asks, "what happened to the rest?"

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Related articles on Indymedia: Stop Torture Flights | Europe Knew | List of CIA Torture Planes | CIA's Secret Jails | CIA Aircraft Flying into Scotland

The article was also followed by some interesting figures by Maria Stella:

  • 14 European countries admit allowing the CIA to run secret prisons or carry out renditions on their territory
  • 7,000+ prisoners have been captured in America's war on terror
  • 450 prisoners are thought to be held at Guantanamo
  • 10 prisoners at Guantanamo have been convicted
  • 40 countries have citizens held in Guantanamo
  • $18,000 was spent by two alleged CIA agents at the Milan-Savoy hotel during an illegal rendition operation in Italy