Following 9/11, the Bush administration authorized the CIA to abduct, detain, interrogate, and torture suspected terrorists. This was done in two ways: either by the CIA itself in secret prisons located outside of the US, or by transferring detainees to the custody of a foreign government through “extraordinary rendition”. ¬†Fifty-four foreign governments participated in these operations according to the Open Society Foundations report, “Globalizing Torture”.

The CIA's Torture Network

Source: Canadian International Council