TITLE

ABOARD AIR CIA

AUTHOR(S)
Hirsh, Michael; Hosenball, Mark; Barry, John; Grey, Stephen; Theil, Stefan
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);2/28/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 145 Issue 9, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the United States Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) involvement in the detention abuse scandal. Example of Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen of Lebanese descent who was taken off a bus in Macedonia and flown aboard a passenger jet to Afghanistan to a U.S. prison facility and repeatedly punched and questioned about extremists at his mosque in Germany; Evidence of a global "ghost" prison system operated by the CIA, where terror suspects are secretly interrogated; Use of Boeing 737s to transport suspects; Concerns among CIA officials about pressure from lawyers and human rights activists; Fear that the White House is exposing them to legal peril.
ACCESSION #
16298729

 

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