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(Military) a secret facility used by a country's military as a prison and interrogation centre, whose existence is denied by the government
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In recent days Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell, made known new testimonies of Britain's participation in torture programs at CIA secret prisons outside the United States," Dolgov said speaking about CIA agents' crimes at the US base on the British island of Diego Garcia, Itar-Tass reported Friday.
While in the aftermath of the attacks Europe was galvanised into helping the US government in any way possible to track down the perpetrators, including cooperating in the controversial CIA secret prisons and renditions programme, today there is an awkward silence from the EU on how the US President Barack Obama is conducting his war on terror'.
Upon taking office in January, Obama had ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and of CIA secret prisons or "black sites" abroad.
The 14 detainees, who had been kept in isolation in CIA secret prisons, "gave remarkably uniform accounts of abuse that included beatings, sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures and, in some cases, waterboarding, or simulating drowning".
And shortly after taking office, he drew applause from friends of liberty for promulgating executive orders closing Guantanamo and CIA secret prisons, ending CIA torture, suspending kangaroo proceedings at military tribunals, and pledging more openness than the secretive Bush administration.
THE boss of a probe into alleged CIA secret prisons and torture in Europe yesterday insisted governments were in the know.
Priest received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for Beat Reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Warsaw received $15mln to host CIA secret prisons in 2002-2003 used to interrogate al-Qaeda suspects who had allegedly operated against the US, reports said.
The report also encourages the United States to shut down CIA secret prisons outside its territory, to end the policy of extraordinary renditions and to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Obama signed an executive order on 22 January ordering the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison camp and of CIA secret prisons, or "black sites" abroad, although the time frame for the closures remains unclear.
Poland and Romania have been identified by the New York-based Human Rights Watch as sites of possible CIA secret prisons, but both countries have repeatedly denied any involvement.
Moreover, Madison especially would appreciate Obama's understanding of the Constitution's limitations on executive power, as shown in his early executive orders repudiating the Bush administration's use of torture interrogation techniques in Guantanamo Bay and CIA secret prisons.