10 secret prisons of the CIA

10 secret prisons of the CIA

According to numerous journalistic investigations carried out by well-known media and human rights organizations, the US Central Intelligence Agency has a huge number of “black spots” around the world. They are said to be secret prisons where they hold "ghost prisoners." Those who are sent to such places are held in custody without charge, depriving them of the right to legal protection.

Phantom prisoners are subject to what the CIA calls "extended interrogation techniques"; others consider them torture - and nothing else. The methods used by the CIA officers allegedly include torture by drowning and electric shocks, sleep deprivation, humiliation, beatings, and so on.

These secret prisons scattered all over the world can be the most terrible places on Earth.

1. Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean)20
Diego Garcia is an atoll in the Indian Ocean, located about 1600 kilometers south of India and 3200 kilometers east of Tanzania.Britain regards it as part of its British Indian Ocean Territory.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Britain deported the indigenous inhabitants of the atoll of Diego Garcia to Mauritius and the Seychelles in order to allow the United States to build a large naval base, now known as the Thunder Cave Camp (Eng. Camp Thunder) Cove). Currently, there are about 4,000 troops and independent contractors.

And although the UK claimed for many years that Diego Garcia was not holding “ghost prisoners” on the atoll, in 2015, in an interview for “Vice News” Lawrence Wilkerson (former head of the US Secretary of State Colin Powell) said that the suspects in the terrorist and brought to the base of Diego Garcia for special interrogations. Wilkerson reported that they began to practice this after the notorious events of September 11, 2001.

2. Interrogation Center in Temar (Morocco)21
The interrogation center in Temar is located in a forest 14 kilometers from Rabat (the capital of Morocco). The object is monitored by the Office of Territorial Observation (Eng. Directorate for the Surveillance of the Territory; DST).

In 2003, Morocco visited the UN Committee against Torture.The United Nations reviewed evidence provided by the Moroccan government and the international non-profit organization Amnesty International. According to the findings of the UN, the human rights situation in Morocco has generally improved in recent years, however, the number of tortures in the country, oddly enough, has increased.

In 2004, representatives of Amnesty International stated that the Territorial Observation Authority periodically and violently violated human rights, and most of these crimes occur outside the Temar’s Interrogation Center. According to the Amnesty International report, Moroccan investigators repeatedly beat, humiliated, shocked, set fire to, and tortured prisoners. Their goal was to obtain confession or information from the detainees or to make them sign something.

According to the Associated Press, in 2010, some US officials confirmed that the Moroccans were in charge of the Interrogation Center at Temar, but it was funded by the CIA. The government of Morocco officially denies the fact of its existence.

3. Mikhail Koghelnichanu Airport (Romania)22
The Michael Kogalnichanu Airport is the main airport of the South Romanian Dobrudja region, located near the popular tourist resorts on the Black Sea coast.In 2015, the airport took more than 63 thousand passengers (for 2227 flights). Some of these flights, according to most people, were used to transport ghost prisoners to a secret prison located at the airport.

The Romanian government claimed that the Mikhail Kogelnichanu Airport is used only as a transit point for CIA prisoners, and not as an interrogation center for detainees. However, in 2008, the USA Today newspaper quoted the words of an unnamed Romanian official, who said that the three airport buildings reserved for the military unit are often visited by agents of American special services. Romanian officials are not allowed there.

In 2010, the magazine "Spiegel" reported that the Swiss satellite surveillance system "Onyx" intercepted a fax sent by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt to the country's ambassador in London. It was reported that there were 23 Iraqi and Afghan prisoners in the prison at the airport of Mikhail Koghelnichan.

4. Green Detention Center (Thailand)23
The Thai government has denied the existence of any “black spots” on its territory, despite numerous reports from the mysterious pre-trial detention center Green,located near Bangkok or somewhere in the northern province of Udon Thani.

According to "The Guardian", in 2009, the CIA itself confirmed that it destroyed 92 records of interrogations of suspected terrorists that were carried out somewhere in Thailand. The report also talked about the fact that the Center Green was a kind of experiment. Here the CIA was testing its “advanced interrogation techniques.”

One of the guinea pigs was Abu Zubeida, a Saudi citizen detained in Pakistan in 2002. He was tortured by drowning, as was another prisoner, Abd al-Rahim Al-Nashiri, the alleged organizer of the attack on the US destroyer USS Cole.

5. Camp Lemonier (Djibouti)24
The state of Djibouti is of strategic importance for the US military, since it is in close proximity to such hot terrorist zones as Somalia and Yemen, as well as the Gulf of Aden, where pirates are hunted. The Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti houses the Lemonnier camp, an American naval expeditionary base. Officially, the Unified Operational-Tactical Group, the Horn of Africa, which was mobilized for the operation Enduring Freedom, is located here.

According to “Al Jazeera America”, Lemonier camp in Djibouti is another “black spot” of the CIA, where dozens of suspects are secretly held, interrogated and tortured. In all likelihood, the Lemonnier camp began to be used relatively recently - around 2012, despite the fact that three years earlier Barack Obama signed a decree prohibiting the CIA from using “black places”.

6. Antavilay (Lithuania)25
Less than 16 kilometers from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in the village of Antaviliai is the building of a former riding school. According to The Washington Post, in 2004 the school was transformed by the CIA into a prison where interrogations were conducted of people detained in Afghanistan and suspected of having links to al Qaeda.

The property was acquired in 2004 by Elite LLC, a company registered in Washington. According to local residents, American contractors have begun construction of an underground complex under the main building. In 2007, former US intelligence agents said in an interview with ABC News that the “black spot” in Antavilay has been operating for over a year. In 2009, Elite LLC sold the building to the Lithuanian government. Since then, it has been used to train employees of the Lithuanian State Security Service.

7. Ship "USS Ashland"26
In 2008, The Guardian reported that the international human rights organization Reprieve found that the United States has at least seventeen "floating prisons" scattered around the globe.

One of such prisons is the landing ship "USS Ashland", which weighs 16 thousand tons; its length is 186 meters. "USS Ashland" holds on board 500 marines. Reprieve believes the ship is linked to a series of abductions carried out by the forces of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in 2007. According to "The Guardian", the United States previously recognized that the ships "USS Bataan" and "USS Peleliu" were also used as prisons between 2001 and 2002.

8. Stare Keikuty (Poland)27
Stare Keikuty is a closed military base in north-eastern Poland, which was used as a Nazi outpost during World War II. In the 1970s, Polish intelligence officers were housed here, despite the fact that the area was marked on the maps as a resort.

In 2008, a Polish intelligence source told the BBC that the Stare Keikuty facilities were used by the CIA for the maintenance and interrogation of “particularly dangerous prisoners”. According to the BBC, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was involved in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was interrogated in Poland.

In 2014, the former President of Poland, Alexander Kwasniewski, confirmed that he had entered into an agreement with the United States, which allowed the CIA to create "black places" in the country during his rule (1995-2005). Kwasniewski claimed that the CIA officers treated detainees as prisoners of war, without violating their rights.

9. Salt-Pete (Afghanistan)28
Salt Pit is a former brick factory located north of Kabul in Afghanistan. In 2002, the building turned into a preliminary detention center, for the construction of which the CIA allocated 200 thousand dollars.

In 2012, "The Daily Beast" called the Salt-Pete "the sadistic dungeon of the CIA." In November 2002, Gul Rahman died here from hypothermia, who had been beaten and tortured before being stripped naked and chained to a cold floor.

In 2014, the US government declassified a report by the US Senate on the Detention and Interrogation Program conducted by the CIA. According to this report, not a single CIA officer was punished for the death of Rahman.

10. Eagle camp (Bosnia and Herzegovina)29
In 2005, Nihad Karsik and Almin Harbeus from Bosnia were interviewed by the public broadcaster BHTV, in which they talked about their ordeal in the Oryol camp located near Tuzla.The men stated that they had been abducted by Bosnian soldiers, who subsequently accused them of terrorism.

Karsik and Harbeus were tortured and interrogated by Americans in civilian clothes. Ultimately, they were released and given $ 500 each in compensation. They were also threatened, telling them not to tell anyone about what had happened.

According to the BBC, the "black places" of the CIA, in addition to Bosnia, are in countries such as Italy, Sweden, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and also on the island of Crete.

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