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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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But a report released by the prosecutor's office last year says there is a 'reasonable basis' to believe the following crimes have occurred: 'Crimes against humanity and war crimes by the Taliban and their affiliated networks; 'War crimes of torture and related ill-treatment by Afghan government forces, in particular the intelligence agency -NDS, and the Afghan National Police; War crimes of torture and related ill-treatment, by US military forces deployed to Afghanistan and in secret detention facilities operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, principally in the 2003-2004 period, although allegedly continuing in some cases until 2014.
The investigation will also examine war crimes and human rights violations committed by the United States and its allies, with an additional focus on the Central Intelligence Agency and its role in operating secret detention facilities, so-called "black sites," on the territory of Afghanistan and other allied countries.
The includes new The Good These reference the often unlawful detention and covert questioning of individuals at 'black sites', or secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), around the world.
a 2009 case brought by foreign nationals who claimed they were victims of extraordinary rendition and torture at secret detention facilities in other countries, the Obama administration argued that the case should be dismissed underthe "state secrets" doctrine.
The increasing number of extra-judicial enforced disappearances, coupled with allegations of secret detention facilities and mass graves is extremely alarming," he said.
The secretive Red Sea nation currently has up to ten thousand political prisoners languishing in the country's secret detention facilities, including in underground prisons and shipping containers.
The Presidential Palace said the committee to detect foreign forces' secret detention facilities presented President Hamid Karzai with its report at a high-level meeting.
The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the document remains classified, said the report also includes previously undisclosed cases of abuse and damning new disclosures about a vast network of "black sites" - secret detention facilities in other countries that President Obama ordered to be dismantled in 2009.
US officials who have seen aSenate Intelligence Committeereport on theCIAinterrogation program described damning new information about a network of secret detention facilities, also called "black sites",the Washington Postsaid.
The group doesn't have a global figure for the number of detainees of ISIS throughout Syria, and ISIS is believed to administer a number of secret detention facilities, in contrast to the Qadi Askar facility, which the public in Aleppo was well aware of.
Extending his comments to the hidden crimes of the military and corporate America, Hedges says: "The routine use of torture, the detention of Iraqis who were innocent, the inhuman conditions within our secret detention facilities, the use of State Department officials as spies in the UN, the collusion with corporations to keep wages low in developing countries such as Haiti, and specific war crimes such as the missile strike on a house that killed seven children in Afghanistan would have remained hidden without Manning.
It also prohibits secret detention facilities and authorises the government to conduct "regular, unannounced.